Saturday 22nd May 2021
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Think Global, Act Local! has been a rallying cry of environmentalism for decades - but what does living and acting locally mean? Bioregionalism is an approach to living sustainably in place that critically questions our current mapping and governance of physical territory. Join James Piers Taylor, hosted by Focal Point Gallery to explore this concept and how it might look here in the English orient. Cabotage, Enclosure, Rewilding, Sea-level rise, and more.
This event is organised as part of Mary Mattingly’s Vanishing Point, an installation that considers how the plant life of the Thames Estuary has evolved and responded to a changing climate over millions of years, and how this knowledge might be used as a prediction for a nearing future. Vanishing Point can be viewed from Southend Pier for the duration of Estuary 2021. Co-commissioned by Focal Point Gallery and Metal as part of Estuary 2021.
James Piers Taylor is a bioregional activist based on the Dengie peninsula of Essex. A former Chair of the UK Permaculture Association, he is a graduate of the Centre for Human Ecology, co-author of the book Shadows of Progress, publisher of the journal Managed Retreat and a documentation editor at the British Film Institute.