The black space and Ash dieback news in Ireland

My experimental film ‘The black space (resilience) of the Ash night’ (2013) was recently selected for the 2013 UCD Science Expression film festival. The film was shown with others in a mobile pop-up cinema to celebrate and reflect on the natural world. It was held at the Botanic Gardens, Dublin 1-3 Nov. My thanks to…Read more The black space and Ash dieback news in Ireland

Standing up for forests, in Ireland, Nth. Ireland and Tasmania

Recent forest public protest walk at Jenkinstown Wood, Co. Kilkenny 8 June 2013, against the sale of public Irish Forests. Protest walks, talks, events were organised all over Ireland recently. . “A stunning victory for people power and public protest.” Richard Boyd Barrett (June 19, 2013), Irish politician and one of the main organisers of…Read more Standing up for forests, in Ireland, Nth. Ireland and Tasmania

ecopornography and a review of the ecocinema enquiry over 2012

see Africa trailer here http://vimeo.com/56367550 'Nobody, nobody, nobody (not even myself, my supervisors, and my assessor) is seriously going to want to read my thesis.' Research blogger, 'NottinghamFlorist' Guardian Higher Education Network on Academic Blogging, Oct, 19, 2012 This website is hosted by WordPress, the largest online blogging platform and they recently sent out stats…Read more ecopornography and a review of the ecocinema enquiry over 2012

The Anthropocene Project 2013-14

An ambitious initiative ‘The Anthropocene Project’ opens this week involving leading thinkers, scientists and artists, from a range of disciplines coming together for an innovative two year study  10.01.2013 – 31.12.2014, curated by the House of World Cultures (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) in Berlin. This is an important, albeit overdue, initiative in that significant…Read more The Anthropocene Project 2013-14

The Anthropocene: 10 000 years of ecocide

the anthropocene: 10 000 years of ecocide 'Imagine how our discourse and actions would be different if people daily detailed for us the lives--- the individuality, the small and large joys and fears and sorrows--- of those whom this culture enslaves or kills. Imagine if we gave these victims that honor, that attention. Imagine if…Read more The Anthropocene: 10 000 years of ecocide

Deep sustainability and the art and politics of forests

‘I thought again of our fundamental inversion of all relatedness, of how we nearly always ask the wrong question—What can I get from this?—and so rarely the right one—What can I give back? Even when we try to learn from others, it is from the same spirit of acquisition: What can I learn from this…Read more Deep sustainability and the art and politics of forests

Perfect

In Ireland, during Nov 2010, we had huge snowfalls that accompanied the arrival of the IMF and our economic collapse. Much of mainstream media is focussed on continuing global economic difficulties but the more frequently occurring extreme weather events and biosphere instability caused by our runaway growth-dependent economies (which some think is at the basis…Read more Perfect