Dark Mountain is a project dedicated to exploring the deep cultural roots of the ecological, social and cultural unravelling that is now underway. It is “a rooted and branching network of creative activity,” which places a special emphasis on the role of storytelling and art in planting the seeds of a new, “uncivilised” world. From this project, a beautiful series of books was born, bringing together essays, fiction, poetry, visual art and more – as well as a website, and local collaborations with organisers of festivals, gatherings, workshops, etc.
From Dark Mountain publications, I received inspiration to travel further into the dark unknown that lies beyond the world I take for granted currently. So I recommend them to anyone who may want to kindle new creative flames in themselves, and listen to fascinating voices they may never have heard before.
I have a deep interest in strategies, processes and philosophies related to personal and societal transformation. My hope, through my work in the Deep Adaptation Forum and in my PhD research, is to explore more ways of encouraging generative transformations as a response to our global predicament. My focus is more particularly on social learning.