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There was an interesting piece in the NY TimesÂ recently entitled Against Sustainability questioning theÂ meaningfulness of â€˜sustainabilityâ€™ and offering a critique of the nostalgia-based version,
We will get a very different â€˜takeâ€™ on this issue from Tim Ingold, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, activist for better universities, and author of numerous books including Line: A Brief History (2007),Being Alive (2011), Making (2013) and The Life of Lines(2015).Â Ingoldâ€™s anthropology is more humanities than social science and he is frequently cited by artists.Â His current European Research Council funded project Knowing from the Inside involves a number of artists.
Ingold will ask,
Saturday 10th September, 11am
Fairfield Hall, The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 3UU
This public talk is free to attend, although we ask for donations towards the room rent and future CHE/GFU events. Please book your ticket here as places are limited:Â http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2591625
Please spread the word by sharing the attached poster (The_Sustainability_of_Everything) among your relevant networks, or on social media. Thanks!
Event facebook page:Â https://www.facebook.com/events/1104818026253422/
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It has been established byÂ Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate withÂ On The Edge Research,Â Grayâ€™s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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