Enacting the Ecosphere Story
We often speak of the biosphere, that sacred, global-scale circle of living systems blanketing the earth. Yet this biosphere is dependent upon and interrelated with an atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere. So we must seek to understand our entire planet as ecosphere: the creative, living globe that is our home. The ecosphere encompasses deep in-the-earth minerals, microbes, soils, flora, fauna, societies, waters, winds, clouds, and sunlight. What might it mean for humans to become responsible characters, agents of change co-creating ecospheric health and justice, in this larger ecospheric story? This three-day workshop interrogates the 10,000-year-old Western narrative of agriculture that views the planet as made for humans and humans as made to rule the planet. In its stead, students imagine and begin to enact alternative stories rooted in the histories, current realities, and futures of participants’ roles in their diverse places and of the larger human place in the ecosphere. This deeply interdisciplinary course, taught by Dr. Aubrey Streit Krug and Dr. John Hausdoerffer, is open to teachers from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities as well as Environmental Masters students and staff from interested community organizations.
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Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Saturday, June 23, 2018
600 N. Adams Street