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Finding A Way Home: Stroud, 15 October 2018

This event in Stroud will be a chance to hear more about what we’re doing at HOME, the school Anna and I are starting. I’ll be speaking alongside Francis Barton, one of the scholars who took part in our first course.

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Convivial Tools: The Design Museum, London, 13 October

During the next several years I intend to work on an epilogue to the industrial age… With these words, Ivan Illich opens Tools for Conviviality (1973), one of the series of short books written at the height of his fame. This month, the Design Museum in London are hosting a day-long symposium to explore the possibilities… Read more »

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The Grounds for Hope, FSCONS 2017, Oslo

In the English language, we speak about hope in a way that suggests foundations, the starting point for whatever you are going to build. I want to say that there are two stories about hope going around. You can choose which of these to build on – and that choice has implications, for what you… Read more »

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Greenlightdistrict Art Festival, Porsgrunn

A city navigating the transition from the old certainties of heavy industry to the promises of a post-industrial future. Out in the fjord, we passed a tanker with SHALE GAS FOR PROGRESS emblazoned on its side. The venue was a shiny new arts centre, the event a seminar to mark the opening of the Greenlightdistrict… Read more »