Working together to reimagine how we learn in the context of climate change.
Who we are
What we do
We organize workshops and participatory opportunities to cultivate dialogue and action on our environmental past, present and futures.
We create educational resources supporting curriculum design, learning resources, and curatorial and arts based practices.
We support organizational and community development bringing a learning focus to enhance change processes.
just ecological transitions
Institutions of primary and secondary education must critically engage with the question of how to educate and equip students today to both envision and build a just ecological society.
What role can education institutions play in the transition to a just ecological society?
building bioregional institutions
Formal and informal educators must prepare students of all ages to engage with questions of sustainability and stewardship for a world that is rapidly changing.
How do we rethink organizational design in the context of the climate crisis?
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Joshua teaches anthropology and environmental studies at Haverford College. His book, Anxious Experts: Disaster Response and Spiritual Care from 9/11 to the Climate Crisis will be released in Spring 2022 by University of Pennsylvania Press. He has worked in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic for over 10 years. Joshua spends much transforming the ways we are (or are not) preparing each other for futures that society itself struggles to imagine. He has a 5-year old daughter, plays the accordion, and spends as much time with trees and mountains as possible.
Suparna’s work in critical neuroscience examines the relationships between the brain, mental health and society. She co-directs the Culture, Mind & Brain Program at McGill University and the Family Care Collective, a community organization that supports new families in Montreal. She is currently interested in conceptualizations of dignity; brain-based narratives of the self and illness; formulations of adolescence, youth engagement in climate activism and youth mental health more broadly.
Nathan is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in the collective organization of knowledge, expertise and education. He collaborates with multiple communities of practice in the areas of cultural memory, participatory knowledge processes, and institutional design. In the environmental field his work involves the history and organization of environmental expertise; regenerative education; ecological memory; and bio-regional institution building.
Li Sumpter is a mythologist, multidisciplinary artist, and independent scholar based in Philly. She employs strategies of world-building, D.I.Y. media, Afrofuturism and gameplay to cultivate eco-awareness and community action around the “art of survival.” Li’s artistic practice addresses existential threats to mind, body and spirit through speculative stories that illuminate patterns of creative resilience and personal and collective change. She has completed various residences for arts and technology, the literary arts and arts and ecology including the Urban Ecology Arts Exchange — a community collaborative residency at Haverford College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Cedric has been working for the past 15years as a facilitator, designer, and educator, hosting spaces where people can learn and practice the somewhat tricky art of living and working together in order to address the socio-ecological challenges of our times. He currently lives in Tio’tiah:ke (also known as Montreal, Quebec), with his two daughters.
Laura McGrane is Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives at Haverford College and an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. She has served as founding Director of Visual Culture Arts and Media (VCAM), Director of the Hurford Center for the Arts & Humanities, and Chair of English at Haverford; and has written and overseen grant programming through the Mellon Foundation and other funders in technology, the arts and engaged practice. Her work and consulting in higher education strategy explores alliances between the liberal arts, technology, shared governance and community engagement.
Tal is an artist, curator, and Chief Development Officer at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre in the Sullivan Catskills of New York State. His work links art, ecology, and institutional design. Tal is co-founder of School of Apocalypse and Eco Practicum, and his artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe.
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Educating for a Just Ecological Transition: Building Higher Educational Alliances in a Time of Climate Crisis
A Virtual Summit: March-May, 2021
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Connect with a diverse community of learners and practitioners, invested in weaving and disseminating insights to reimagine education systems as the fertile soil to address the ecological crisis of our times.