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A transformative culture inside and out

In May last year, I joined Art Earth Tech full of beans to join this team committed to cultural activism, and grounded in community living. Those are our outputs: thought leadership in creative events, gatherings, writings on the transformation that needs to happen, and what and why its not happening at the rate of change […]

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Contemplative Activism Recap

Contemplative Activism Gathering: Recap and Takeaways from Our First Gathering Just previous to Christmas, Art Earth Tech hosted a gathering on a subject that could almost be oxymoron in our culture – contemplative activism. Thankfully, a great set of people saw promise in this idea and came along – activists from Extinction Rebellion and Transition […]

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Contemplative Activism Primer: the pre-gathering read

This primer is written by our collaborator, Naresh Giangrande. In our upcoming retreat we will explore how contemplative awareness, skills and practices can inform our responses to our collective cultural process of deep and lasting change. I set out some initial ideas in a paper with Liam – Contemplative Activism What it is and Why It’s […]

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Wise booklist

As we ramp up to a season of gift giving and hibernating with a good book in the Northern Hemisphere, we have collected all the recommendations of books from applicants to our Hubs in Berlin and London this year. This should inspire you if you’re a little stuck this December… 1984 dieu Wachstum by Norbert […]

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Our hub in Bergerac: a practice in the art of dwelling

“One of the basic human requirements is the need to dwell, and one of the central human acts is the act of inhabiting, of connecting ourselves, however temporarily, with a place on the planet which belongs to us and to which we belong.” Charles Moore for Junichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows In the recent […]

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Newsletter #6 : November 2019

Art Earth Tech are preparing for the winter, and as the world settles into composting the year past, we are calling people together for a unique Gathering on Contemplative Activism in Norfolk, UK. We are still beaming from our inspirational trip to our new hub in Bergerac to uncover the human-story behind the building, and […]

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The Case for Contemplative Activism: why, why now, and what are we offering?

We are proposing that contemplative awareness, skills and practices can inform our responses to our collective cultural process of deep and lasting change. These changes are now being rapidly forced upon us. We are having to confront as a society, collectively and individually, the end of our way of life due to the breakdown in […]

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Collective blind spot #2: individualism

I started off this series of four blogs by first introducing the three major cultural attachments that Art Earth Tech has been taking as a theme this last year —rationality, individuality, and equality — and the blind spots that these attachments create. Next, I made the case that our religious faith in rationality stalls action […]

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The Contemplative Activism Gathering

Art / Earth / Tech is pleased to team with Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of the Transition Town movement to put together the first gathering of a new initiative on contemplative activism.  Here, Naresh, my co-organiser, briefly explains it as: “When a disappointment happens in the environmental movement, we often hear: ‘It’s alright, eventually consciousness is going to change’,… […]

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Walking wise: our London walking group every Wednesday afternoon

Every Wednesday in November 2019 our London member Ayesha is leading her ‘Walking Wise’ walks in London, applying her work in rural wilderness to the urban wilderness. Come, unwind and explore the magic and mystery of our inner city streets with us. About Ayesha:“I’m currently creating new outdoor workshops that promote spontaneity and playfulness, whilst also learning […]