How do we re-imagine dominant mythologies; can a society based on monetary gain re-think its belief systems?
This discussion event employs the metaphor of the 'Dragon of Profit and Private Ownership' (originally displayed on a Northumberland Mine Workers banner in a bid for social reform) to ask: what are the alternative systems that offer common ownership and re-align values with the natural world? Building on radical thinking from the turn of the century, speakers from the field of ecology, economy and the arts are invited to pitch their solutions in a bid to slay the dragon.
Chaired by writer and critic Neil Cooper, with contributions from systems thinker, physicist and human ecologist, David Korowicz, and Nadine Andrews, Visiting Researcher at the Lancaster University Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business.
Nadine Andrews is Visiting Researcher, Lancaster University Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business. Her work is concerned with supporting individuals and organisations to live in more harmonious relationship with the natural world. Her transdisciplinary PhD investigated psychosocial factors influencing responses to ecological crisis.
Part of A Summer Meeting events programme
£5 / £3 concessions
Performance: Zoë Walker and Neil Bromwich By leaves we live...not by the jingling of our coins
Related Commissions: Zoë Walker and Neil Bromwich: The Dragon of Profit and Private Ownership
University of Edinburgh Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
0131 226 6558