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Sustainability – Climate Change and the impact from Industry

17 May 2022

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Open Source #22: Bags For Life – Luke Saxon

1 May - 31 May 2022

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VR: LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

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An evening with Maytree Poets

28 April 2022

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Recovery in Focus & Inside Stories

14 May 2022

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Homo Humour film screening & Q&A

7 May 2022

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Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases Coast to Coast to Coast

21 May 2022

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Open Source #21: Ancestral Folk – Eunice Pais

1 April - 30 April 2022

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Follow The River, Follow The Thread

1 April - 12 June 2022

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Saturday Girl About Town at Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Wigan

28 January 2022

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WE

31 March - 1 May 2022

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Who Cares? – Symposium exploring the role of art & design in health & care

26 April 2022

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Socially Engaged Photography Network: North West regional meet up event ‘Co-authoring the Collection’ 

28 April 2022

HOPE COMMUNITY GARDEN/ FEEDING LIVERPOOL: REIMAGINING YOUR FUTURE FOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD

9 March 2022

SESSION 3: DERELICTION TO DELICIOUS

11 March 2022

PELOTON COOP: JOY RIDE

18 March 2022

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: Grow Your Own

23 February - 20 March 2022

Taking Root Bootle – Growing on the Streets: Involving local residents In greening up public spaces

10 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Panel Discussion

12 March 2022

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ECOSYSTEM 2: OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

19 February - 20 March 2022

SCOUSE FLOWERHOUSE

2 March - 5 March 2022

Session 3: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

12 March 2022

Taster Menu

11 March 2022

Session 2: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 2: Introduction to beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 1: Dereliction to delicious

11 March 2022

Session 1: Introduction to Beekeeping

11 March 2022

Session 2: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 2: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Session 1: Windowsill Growing with Croxteth Community Garden

10 March 2022

Session 1: Relax and Grow

10 March 2022

Compost Works – An Introduction into Composting

9 March 2022

Hope Community Garden/ Feeding Liverpool: Reimagining your Future Food Neighbourhood

9 March 2022

Liverpool Food Growers Network: Rethinking our Food System

9 March - 12 March 2022

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VR: NOVUS: Restricted Views – Creative Outlooks

1 December - 12 December 2021

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VR: Collective Matters

1 October - 12 December 2021

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Digital Window Gallery: On the Brink

27 January - 19 March 2022

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Open Source #20: Matt Dunne

9 February - 28 February 2022

Arts Groupie Workshops

26 February - 19 March 2022

TREE: Live Storytelling Session

19 March 2022

Horti-Culture Sharing Sessions with Arts Groupie and Incredible Edible

19 March - 9 March 2022

Liver Bird Safari with Arts Groupie

26 February - 26 February 2022

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Shop the Look Project with Emma Summerscales Open studio

11 February 2022

Mersey Green Map

4 February - 14 March 2022

Climate Cafés

26 January - 9 March 2022

Growing Sudley CIC: Nature’s Apothecary Workshops

23 January - 6 March 2022

Cyanotype Workshop with Edd Carr

25 February 2022

Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Writing Workshops

30 January - 17 March 2022

Hope and Fear

25 January - 30 March 2022

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Peloton Liverpool Cooperative

16 February - 18 February 2022

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Hope and Fear: Colonial Interventions

TUESDAY 8 FEBRUARY / 11AM–1PM / BOOK HERE

 

Prof Vinita Damodaran

Under colonialism the destruction and the construction of landscapes went hand in hand. The advent of European maritime companies transformed the world’s ecology from 1500. From plantations in the Caribbean, Fiji, Ceylon to the destruction of forests and the harvest of marine and faunal resources worldwide the destruction wrought by empire resulted in debates on extinction, endemism and conservation. This week we look at these debates in the context of the global south. We argue that the focus on the political and the administrative dimensions of empire have occluded the practical material impacts of colonization on people’s lives and on land, animals, fish, forests and other facets of their ecological contexts. Here we look at colonial scientific interventions in the form of forestry, the nature of colonial science and the links between science and empire in depth through the theme of conservation and wild life reserves. We also examine the history of forest reserves and the impact on local communities.

Essential Readings:

Cory Ross, Ecology and Power in the age of Empire (Introduction) (Links to an external site.)

John F. Richards, The unending Frontier, the environmental history of the early modern World, (Introduction, part 1) (Links to an external site.)

Richard Grove, Green Imperialism : colonial expansion, tropical island Edens and the origins of environmentalism, 1600-1860 (Introduction) (Links to an external site.)

Further Readings:

– Mahesh Rangarajan, Animals with rich histories, the case of the lions of gir forest, Gujerat, India.Links to an external site.

– David Anderson, Managing the Forest; The conservation history of Lembus in Kenya in Anderson and Grove, Conservation in Africa (Links to an external site.)

– William Beinart, The politics of colonial conservation (Links to an external site.)

-Faisal Moola and Adam Roth, Moving beyond colonial conservation models (Links to an external site.)

-Jeffery Bolster, Opportunities in marine environmental history

To view:

Unnatural histories -SerengetiLinks to an external site.

– Unnatural histories-YellowstoneLinks to an external site.

Key discussion questions

Assess the impact of colonialism on the environment both land and marine.

What were the origins of the modern conservation movement?

Using case studies from India or Africa assess the impact of conservation on local communities.

TUESDAY 8 FEBRUARY / 11AM–1PM / BOOK HERE

 

Prof Vinita Damodaran

Under colonialism the destruction and the construction of landscapes went hand in hand. The advent of European maritime companies transformed the world’s ecology from 1500. From plantations in the Caribbean, Fiji, Ceylon to the destruction of forests and the harvest of marine and faunal resources worldwide the destruction wrought by empire resulted in debates on extinction, endemism and conservation. This week we look at these debates in the context of the global south. We argue that the focus on the political and the administrative dimensions of empire have occluded the practical material impacts of colonization on people’s lives and on land, animals, fish, forests and other facets of their ecological contexts. Here we look at colonial scientific interventions in the form of forestry, the nature of colonial science and the links between science and empire in depth through the theme of conservation and wild life reserves. We also examine the history of forest reserves and the impact on local communities.

Essential Readings:

Cory Ross, Ecology and Power in the age of Empire (Introduction) (Links to an external site.)

John F. Richards, The unending Frontier, the environmental history of the early modern World, (Introduction, part 1) (Links to an external site.)

Richard Grove, Green Imperialism : colonial expansion, tropical island Edens and the origins of environmentalism, 1600-1860 (Introduction) (Links to an external site.)

Further Readings:

– Mahesh Rangarajan, Animals with rich histories, the case of the lions of gir forest, Gujerat, India.Links to an external site.

– David Anderson, Managing the Forest; The conservation history of Lembus in Kenya in Anderson and Grove, Conservation in Africa (Links to an external site.)

– William Beinart, The politics of colonial conservation (Links to an external site.)

-Faisal Moola and Adam Roth, Moving beyond colonial conservation models (Links to an external site.)

-Jeffery Bolster, Opportunities in marine environmental history

To view:

Unnatural histories -SerengetiLinks to an external site.

– Unnatural histories-YellowstoneLinks to an external site.

Key discussion questions

Assess the impact of colonialism on the environment both land and marine.

What were the origins of the modern conservation movement?

Using case studies from India or Africa assess the impact of conservation on local communities.

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