CFP: Sustainability Culture and the Sense of Belongingness to the Land
The organizers of the 2022 International Conference on Sustainability Culture are looking for contributions on the topic, with a deadline of July 15, 2022.
The conference seeks to explore the issues that hinder the achievement of the Great AgroEcologial Transition, and what cultural change is needed to advance this in general. In particular the conference is intended to examine the role and importance in that process of the sense of human belongingness to the land, the environment, and more broadly, to the Earth. We shape our lives in the bedrock of culture. What happens to this process when the Business-As-Usual culture that has led to Climate Change intersects with the urgent need to live sustainably?
There will be special attention for the phenomenon of Pacific Island Sustainability Culture. There is a widening acknowledgment that Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) offers pertinent insights on how to be sustainable in relationship to land, sea, and communities of all sentient beings. The question arises whether the island peoples of the Asia-Pacific region, because of their island life bound nature and culture, have a special outlook on TEK and sustainability that is specific to island life, and as such differs from more continental viewpoints. And to the extent this is the case, it is worthwhile to explore what can be their special contribution.
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