1981
Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1753-5190
  • E-ISSN: 1753-5204

Abstract

John Thackara’s theory of change is borrowed from Ilya Prigogene: ‘when a system is far from equilibrium, small islands of coherence have the capacity to shift the entire system’. As a writer, he explains, his work therefore involves a search for small islands of coherence – that he can later describe – in which social and ecological relationships thrive together. His aim as a curator is similar: he strives to enable embodied encounters with situations (or ‘islands’) in which we feel ourselves to be part of nature, rather than separate from it. This work is therefore not symbolic, like ‘systems thinking’. It is more field work than head work. ‘I want people to experience relational ecologies, not just think about them’, Thackara states. He cites the artist Eva Bakkeslett as describing this process – the cultivation of ecological and social connectivity – as social fermentation.

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References

  1. Thackara, John. ( 2021;), ‘ The relationship of texts to dead fish. ’, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 14:1, pp. 511, doi: https://doi.org/10.1386/jwcp_00010_7
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