August 23-25, 2013
In the coming year the Institute for Social Ecology will celebrate 40 years as a unique educational haven for critical thought and political action directed towards creating a free and ecological society. We invite friends, colleagues, alumni, and fellow travelers to gather this August to critically reflect on the continued relevance of Social Ecology today, while also renewing old friendships and making new ones in the beautiful Vermont countryside.
The present moment poses [...]
“AND NOW BEHIND CURTAIN #2” is an interactive installation in the form of a large colorful fabric spiral with apertures, images and messages that viewers walk around and through. Created by artist/author/teacher/activist and social ecologist Beverly Naidus, the installation premiered at the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisberg, Germany in 2005. This viewing will be a North American debut for the piece. Beverly’s work examines the tensions, fears and illusions promoted by the corporate media, the stories of individuals struggling to [...]
SEMINAR READINGS SEMINAR APPLICATION
Social Ecology: From Theory to Practice
Dan Chodorkoff — Sunday and Monday 11:00 – 1:00
This afternoon workshop will begin with an overview of key philosophical, political, and strategic issues that surface in the theory and practice of social ecology. Social ecology advocates a reconstructive and transformative outlook on social and environmental issues, and promotes a directly democratic, confederal politics. As a body of ideas, social ecology envisions a moral economy that [...]