Wisdom and the Knowledge Code

Wisdom and the Knowledge Code

The Map is Not the Territory My friend Inge Riebe is an anthropologist who has long grappled with one of the main challenges of her discipline.  How do you get to understand a very different culture to your own from its own side, and escape the trap of seeing...
Glaring Cognitive Dissonance

Glaring Cognitive Dissonance

The Strange World of Institutional Economics On Wednesday, I tuned into Professor Holden’s (UNSW), a scion of the Academic Economic Establishment, at the National Press Club on what the mainstream economics professionhas to offer us about visions for the future. For...
Reimagining Conservation in Australia

Reimagining Conservation in Australia

Recognising First Nations Knowledge Systems Thanks to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute’s recent newsletter, calling for us all to become Blue Mountains Guardians of this precious area of Australia, I found out about this important forum for...
HEARTS ALL A’TATTOO

HEARTS ALL A’TATTOO

Ruminations at the Car Boot Sale The too early Sunday morn dashing its chill upon us’s two wrapt in warm knee length coats with words of mist coming from our chatter, she and I at an open-air Car Boot Sale Market beside a pristine, glistening river way, way too early....

Notes from ‘Hospicing Modernity’

Hospicing Modernity Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and the Implications for Social Activism (North Atlantic Books, 2021) There is a growing realisation that we may now be facing the cultural dying of the modern era as a set of beliefs, knowledges, and institutional...