Online meetup: Tracey Benson on ‘Eco-activism’

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Event details

2020-05-12 19:00
19:00 UTC
3 euros

walk · listen · create hosts walk · listen · café, a bi-weekly (once every two weeks) online meeting for creatives in the fields of walking and sound art. Every ‘café’ lasts between 1 and 2 hours, is headed by an expert introducing a particular topic, and followed by an open discussion on the topic at hand.
Online meetings are hosted through BlueJeans or similar. Participants will be sent the conference password shortly before the event kicks off.

Eco-activism conjures many different forms of social action, from political protest to verge gardening to swap meets. Although the phrase ‘the personal is political’ was part of the 2nd wave feminist discourse of the 1970s, it is a phrase which, like ‘ think global, act local’ has the potential to help us frame our COVID-19 lives.

Can we now decide to act in ways that align with the earth? As walkers, what are some of the actions we can take to amplify messages about caring for the earth and its creatures?  Can COVID-19 help achieve positive environmental goals – e.g. development of local organic gardens, communities of support or just an increased awareness of our own local ecosystems? How can we take this moment of COVID-19 as an opportunity to shape a future where we see ourselves as part of the ecosystem, not in control of it.

Host

Tracey Benson

Tracey M Benson is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Canberra, Australia. In 2019 she founded Treecreate, a social enterprise focused on creative action around regeneration, reforestation and eco-awareness. With an interest in ubiquitous ...

Moderator

Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and an interdisciplinary artist, living and working between Brazil, Greece and Belgium. As collaborator and team member of escoitar.org, noTours.org and CGeomap.eu, and co-coordinator of the global community event Sound Wa...

Tracey Benson

Tracey M Benson is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Canberra, Australia. In 2019 she founded Treecreate, a social enterprise focused on creative action around regeneration, reforestation and eco-awareness. With an interest in ubiquitous ...

Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and an interdisciplinary artist, living and working between Brazil, Greece and Belgium. As collaborator and team member of escoitar.org, noTours.org and CGeomap.eu, and co-coordinator of the global community event Sound Wa...

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