Online Event 25 August - Colonial Conservation and Uneven Development: the Struggle for Radical Transformation and Alternatives
This Wednesday 25 August I'm in conversation with Milka Chepkorir, Kendi Borona, Ashish Kothari and Suzanne Dhaliwal on re-imagination and radical alternatives to current global conservation models, aka colonialism 2.0. We'll talk creativity, education, economics. Please come and join us!
Join Kendi Borona, Milka Chepkorir, Suzanne Dhaliwal and Ashish Kothari in conversation as they share their first-hand experiences of the ways Indigenous Knowledge and community-led education can revitalise our human connection to land and build resilient, thriving societies.
We will explore economic development and political governance in the context of indigenous land rights, whilst challenging the notion of ‘development’. What tangible examples offer robust antidotes to neocolonial conservation, extractivist models and so-called nature-based solutions? What are the radical alternatives and what radical imaginings can we invite to sustain our earth? How can we use creative strategies through art and activism to amplify these messages? We will consider the practices and rituals - both old and new - on an individual and community level that can revitalise our connection to land, spirit and community.
Milka says, “Let the change start from the communities to reignite their relationship to these lands, resources, water. If we have the success from one, then we can work towards a prosperous conservation paradigm.”