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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…

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Coming Down the Mountain

After ten years of holding the space of Dark Mountain – the space between stories, the place you come when things you once believed in no longer make sense – it’s time for me to move on.

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Dark Mountain: The Online Edition

So many of my working hours in the first half of 2018 went into the new Dark Mountain website. It was a strange experience to have it “go live” while I was offline and away from work of all kinds last month. But also appropriate, a reminder that there are others who will take this…

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Embracing Our Dark Reality: Interview with Frontier magazine

‘We see things in the daylight, but in the night we have dreams and we process the things that we’ve seen and try to make sense of them, try to find a way of weaving them into our knowledge of ourselves and our ideas of ourselves in the world.’

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Introducing a school called HOME

An announcement about a new project Anna and I are launching together.

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SANCTUM makes its way into the world

Over the past three weeks, SANCTUM, the twelfth Dark Mountain book has been making its way into the world. To mark its launch, the Dark Mountain website has run a series of pieces about the rather extraordinary collaborations that went into the making of this book – and I wanted to share those with you.…

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Three Seasons at CEMUS

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University.

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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…

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SANCTUM is here

There’s never been a Dark Mountain book into which I put more of my heart than this, SANCTUM, our special issue on ‘the sacred’ which is published today.

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We Can Stay Here While We Wait

A new bilingual anthology of writings in the Anthropocene including a Danish translation of the principles from the Dark Mountain Manifesto.