2024 Members’ Posts

Here are our posts so far for 2024, from ClimateCultures members: Peter AdkinsPaul Feather, Alan J Hesse, Helen Moore, James Murray-White, Jules Pretty, Nicky Saunter & David Thorpe.

You can find over 200 previous posts from our growing network of members published since our launch in 2017 here. And you can also explore all our posts by category – or by author via our Members’ Directory: enter ‘Author’ in the search bar.

July 2024

On Being Water Beings — “A Return to Water, Rather Than Dust”

by James Murray-White
15 July 2024
Conversations
2,850 words: estimated reading time = 11.5 minutes

Writer and filmmaker James Murray-White, in conversation with Veronica Strang about her new book, Water Beings, finds connections with his own work at a time when water is under threat and we need to rebalance our elemental relationship.

June 2024

Captain Polo in Brazil – A Sneak Peek

Polo in Brazil_cover Image Alan Hesseby Alan J Hesse
16 June 2024

Art & Eco Activism
2,380 words: estimated reading time = 9.5 minutes

 

Author-illustrator and conservation biologist Alan J Hesse exclusively previews his latest ‘The Adventures of Captain Polo’ graphic novel, showing his creative process as this savvy climate action ambassador explores Brazil’s threatened biodiversity and climate issues and solutions there.

May 2024

Un-tending the World — A Geopoetics of the Wild

by James Murray-White
29 May 2024

Review
1,780 words: estimated reading time = 7 minutes

 

Writer and filmmaker James Murray-White finds in James Roberts’s ‘Two Lights’ a profound, close observation of the living world: a wise blending between writer and subject that encapsulates the essence of geopoetics as the sensitive expression of reality.

Sharing the Fire — Hope Tales Event & Chapbook

by Nicky Saunter
10 May 2024
Art & Eco Activism
1,010 words: estimated reading time = 4 minutes

 

Practical activist and artist Nicky Saunter revisits the Hope Tales project, with its fourth event and chapbook exploring ‘Fire’ themes in the Celtic winter Samhain festival, shared learning from other cultures and creatures, live music, poems and stories.

April 2024

The Next Dawn of Everything — Stories of Human Cultures

by Jules Pretty
23 April 2024
Review
2,750 words: estimated reading time = 11 minutes

 

Writer and researcher Jules Pretty explores stories that reveal how human cultures don’t converge on one ‘advanced’ model, as our current views of history assume, finding in The Dawn of Everything rich accounts of diversity, freedom and hope.

March 2024

School Strike For Baby Hope

by David Thorpe
14 March 2024
Preview
1,440 words: estimated reading time = 5.5 minutes

 

Writer David Thorpe introduces his forthcoming climate fiction collection, School Strike For Baby Hope, and explores how our imagined futures must include the costs and dilemmas of better pathways — even where we avoid the worst of climate change.

February 2024

Ecopoetikon: Global Ecopoetries for a Cultural Tipping Point

by Helen Moore
6 February 2024
Cultural Change
1,410 words: estimate reading time = 5.5 minutes

 

Ecopoet Helen Moore celebrates global ecopoetries through a new project gathering poets from Global South and North. Ecopoetikon offers a powerful indicator of intersecting crises and inspiration for a tipping point in our relationship with the living world.

January 2024

Modernism in the Anthropocene

by Peter Adkins
22 January 2024
Cultural Change
2,000 words: estimate reading time = 8 minutes

 

Researcher Peter Adkins explores how radical early 20th-century literary shifts reimagined the human within broader planetary processes, a ‘Modernist Anthropocene’ expanding understandings of our geological agency long before global environmental predicaments became the widespread crises of our times.

Dystopian Farming: An Inquiry

by Paul Feather
8 January 2024
Cultural Change
1,110 words: estimate reading time = 4 minutes

 

For animist farmer and author Paul Feather, 2024 brings a creative inquiry into ‘dystopian farming’ as resistance as well as sustenance, and a search for joy and meaning that makes our dire times tolerable: the potential for liberation.