Being here: from anthropocentric to biocentric participation
Christine Fentz and Inger Kaergaard
We offer a mix of being outdoors, walking and workshop. We invite people to meet and interact with various vegetation as well as with animals and microorganisms via a set of methods. Engaging with various species will lead up to interacting with the main characters of our workshop: Trees.
We will alternate exercises with sharing perspectives, information and reflections about the multispecies paradigm shift. A shift which we hope is unstopable, as a natural and balancing consequence to the Anthropocene and the climate breakdown. We share and offer possible approaches, some based in animist worldviews, others simple dialogues – the focus is to dig and walk beyond the distancing embedded in Western culture. For instance via dialogues about and close interaction with trees: What is the first tree you remember? Have you ever lost a tree?
Friday June 21, 11.30 – 13.00