Almendra Cremaschi in the programme Ecologies, Technologies

Ecologies, Technologies is an explorative hybrid programme on ecological thinking, creative resistance and the new commons, hosted online and at Schumacher College.

It invites you to learn with creative technology collectives that are growing ecologies of the new commons and exploring living alternatives to the relentless financialisation of natural resources (such as patenting seeds and trading water as a commodity).

This programme will run from January to March 2023. The sessions are free and open to all interested in sustainable, diverse ways of working with and understanding technologies on a damaged earth.

Featuring collectives from Latin America, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East, this programme invites growing solidarities with artists, technologists, researchers and activists from around the world. Each online session is a conversation around community activism, creative practices and technologies that challenge colonial narratives and embrace reciprocal relationships with the land and other beings.

It aims to learn together about seed archives growing a protected commons in germplasm, creative networks in service to cultural knowledge, and alternative economic systems for circus improvisation. The programme ends with an in-person event focused on the ecologies and technologies of activism.

There will be three online sessions on:

  • 25th January
  • 8th February
  • 22nd February 2023

These sessions will run from 17:00 until 18:30 UTC.

The 25th January’s session will be a conversation with Almendra Cremaschi (Bioleft’s team leader), Becky Ayre, and Kate Genevieve.

Almendra will share her experience in developing Bioleft’s open seed initiative, growing kinships in the wider community and creatively meeting challenges and adapting the project over the years. Her recent research looks at the relationship between the open seed and fair trade movements, working with both Latin American and British movements, and she will share her insights around how creative ecological thinking feeds practical work, and visa versa.

You can register for the online session here.

We hope you can attend!

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