DLR Lexicon Welcomes Feast Upon The Earth

Feast Upon The Earth is on the move! DLR Lexicon will host the timescape from 26 July to 31 August 2024. The timescape prompts new perspectives. It situates us in geographical time and shows connections between nature, humans, food, finance, fossil fuels, consumption, pollution and climate change. We see how we have impacted our world, …
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Why should we change our minds?

We’ve been exploring human nature from the angles of anthropology, zoology and psychology and recently came upon Joseph Henrich’s WEIRD concept which is helping us to understand the relatively narrow perspective we all grow up with. WEIRD is an acronym for Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich, Democratic, and delves into the religious convictions, beliefs, practices, technologies …
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“I Want A Revolution”

A conversation with Brigidine elders about the future, with 15 minutes of mindful movements at the beginning. This special event took place on 1 February 2024 when we enjoyed an open conversation with 3,000 years of life experience. As you will hear, we approached the opportunity with some references, including elements of our recent timescape …
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Book of Leaves – a big picture story

Ceara knows things aren’t right, that they can be better for everyone. Like most, she doesn’t have all the answers. But she’s courageous and takes a step in the right direction. She contributes to the emerging future by sharing her passion with thousands of listeners from all walks of life around the world. She curates …
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Faith, Hope and Charity – harbingers of doom

Malta, a small archipelago in the centre of the Mediterranean, has played a pivotal role in the commerce and politics of Europe, Africa and Asia since people travelled across that sea. In the Second World War, as a British colony, Malta was of critical strategic importance to the Allied forces while the right wing military …
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What is a system change entrepreneur? : in conversation with KCLR

KCLR’s spoke with us for their Ours to Protect series.   In November, KCLR producer Ethna Quirke spoke to Tom Butler about his retreat from the corporate world, a return to nature and his work with the Carlow County Environmental Network and their upcoming “Feast upon the Earth” event. The programme was released in two broadcasts: …
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Feast Upon The Earth – The Book

Back in April when we sat down to brainstorm over a coffee and dreamed up an installation exploring the human relationship with nature we had no idea it would lead to such wide insights and wonderful feedback from visitors. Feast Upon The Earth was a powerful experience and the resulting timescape brought out new understanding …
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Why worry about system collapse?

“Why worry about capitalism when the earth is a pointless ball of shit?” Is this really a question? Well they had a panel… In this clip a way out of the mess is offered, in case you think life is worth living. As for “pointlessness”, it’d be normal if you thought there is no meaning …
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The Death of Life

“This frigid sea was a speckled mass of organisms. Tiny copepod crustaceans, looking like so many animated peas, beat their way in their thousands through the surface waters, feeding on plankton that I knew must be there, but which could not be seen without a microscope.” That picture of vitality in the Arctic begins the …
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