David Abram Retreat

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This is a unique opportunity to participate in a workshop in Norway with David Abram, world-renowned cultural ecologist, storyteller, and geophilosopher.

As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the many losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a radical metamorphosis in our human relation to the more-than-human natural world. How can we spark fresh solidarity between humankind and the other animals, plants, and elemental forces that compose this breathing planet? Join David Abram in this workshop for an investigation into the reciprocity between our creaturely senses and the earthly sensuous, between storytelling and the powers of place, between wildness and shadowed wonder, between the human imagination and the land’s wild dreaming.

david abramDavid Abram is the author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology and The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World. Hailed as “revolutionary” by the Los Angeles Times, as “daring” and “truly original” by Science, Dr. Abram’s work has helped catalyze the emergence of several new disciplines, including the burgeoning field of Ecopsychology. David’s books are widely translated and taught all around the world, while his essays on the cultural causes and consequences of environmental disarray are published in numerous magazines, scholarly journals, and anthologies. Named by both the Utne Reader and the British journal Resurgence as one of a hundred visionaries currently transforming the world, in 2014 David held the international Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and Environment at the University of Oslo. David is Creative Director of the Alliance for Wild Ethics (AWE), an organization dedicated to cultural metamorphosis; he lives with his family in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico.

houseThe workshop will take place from Thursday Aug.1 at 17.00 through Saturday, Aug. 3 at 14.00. The venue is an old farmhouse in Vestfold county in the municipality of Horten on two acres with gardens, goats, and a cat. The house and adjoining annex have three large rooms which will be converted to multi-bed dorms, as well as plenty of lawn space for tents. There are two bathrooms and water is rationed in summer so there will be a schedule for showers.

 

Prices are for the entire workshop including accommodation and all meals are
— 200 pounds (or 2228 kroner) – students and low waged
— 250 pounds (or 2785 kroner) — professional persons

For booking please contact Martin Lee Mueller: beingsalmonbeinghuman@gmail.com

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