2013: 8 Day Winter Intensive in Northampton, MA

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Institute for Social Ecology’s (ISE) 2013 Winter Intensive. The Institute strives to be an agent of social transformation; demonstrating the skills, ideas and relationships that can nurture vibrant, self-governed, and healthy communities. The 2013 ISE Winter Intensive will take place from January 7 through January 14. What …

Beverly Naidus installation at Seattle’s “Bread and Roses Exhibition”

“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 …

2012: 5 Day Intensive on Direct Democracy and Strategic Movement Building: March 11-15 (NYC)

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 …

Directly Democratic Social Change — The 2012 ISE Intensive

The Current Intensive is now full. Due to the overwhelming interest, we will host more programs in the coming months.   Feel free to email: seminar@social-ecology.org with any inquiries. READINGS: http://social-ecology.org/wp/learn/ise-intensives/ise-seminar-reading/ Drawing immense inspiration from the Occupy Movement, this year’s ISE Intensive will focus on providing tools to deepen our analysis, historical knowledge, and strategic visions …

ISE Intensive August 9-17, 2011

August 9th – 17th in The Hudson Valley of New York The Institute for Social Ecology presents an 8-day intensive introduction to the philosophy and politics of Social Ecology. This 8-day intensive will offer students an introduction to the dialectical philosophy and politics of Social Ecology. Using the lens of Social Ecology, students will also …

By ISE | February 12th, 2011 | Recent News, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

ISE Colloquium, August 19-21, 2011

ISE Colloquium: INVITATION & CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: “Social Ecology and the Future of Resistance” Fifth Annual Summer Colloquium – Institute for Social Ecology Marshfield, VT USA August 19-21 Application/Registration Deadline: June 1, 2011 (please see below) Jump to application Contact: admin@social-ecology.org CALL FOR PAPER & PRESENTATION PROPOSALS NOTE: While proposing a paper is certainly welcomed it is not …

By ISE | February 1st, 2011 | Recent News | 0 Comments |

SEEDS: Spring Permaculture Design Course Registration Now Open!

The Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS), located on Vashon Island near Seattle, Washington (USA) is putting on a series of 8 weekend permaculture workshops between April 30 and June 25. Pre-register by March 1 for a nearly 20% reduced rate! Details. SEEDS is an exciting project co-founded by ISE Board member Bob Spivey. Over the past …

By ISE | January 28th, 2011 | Recent News, Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Announcing the Purple Thistle Institute

Passing along the exciting news of the launch of the Purple Thistle Institute from Matt Hern, an associate of the ISE who has lectured and published widely on alternative education topics: WHAT IS IT? The PTI will be something like an alternative university, or maybe better: an alternative‐to‐ university. The idea is to bring together …

By ISE | January 1st, 2011 | Recent News, Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |

New installation “Reframing Eden” by Beverly Naidus

Passing along this announcement of a new installation by Beverly Naidus, an associate of the ISE: “REFRAMING EDEN” an audience-participatory installation at VALISE gallery, VASHON, WA, Jan 2011 During the month of January 2011, VALISE gallery is pleased to host the work of two Vashon artists, Beverly Naidus (a member of the VALISE collective) and …

By ISE | December 31st, 2010 | Recent News, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

2010 books featuring social ecology authors

Toward Climate Justice Perspectives on the Climate Crisis & Social Change By Brian Tokar From Communalism Press, Porsgrunn, Norway The emerging global movement for climate justice highlights the social justice and human rights dimensions of global climate disruptions, while challenging corporate-driven false solutions, and using creative direct action to press for real, systemic changes. Brian …

By ISE | September 13th, 2010 | Recent News | 1 Comments |