Humans will be living differently in the very near future, perhaps occasioned by catastrophes brought on by forces of greed and climatic disintegration. But it’s also conceivable that we will choose, by acts of imagination and collective will, to create new narratives of how to inhabit the planet. This will require a radical re-imagining of who we are in relation to the world and how we ought to live. We have to do everything possible to end dependence on fossil fuels, stop the privatization of water, seeds, and the atmosphere, and arrest climate chaos. But that work will fare better if we have tangible visions of new/old ways to live that promise thriving without exhausting the Earth. So this symposium will engage the essential experiment, testing a different sets of ideas about how to live on Earth.
The symposium will include an environmental and social activists’ fair so people can immediately begin channeling the inspiration of the event into new alliances.
All events will be free and open to the public.