Shift and Signal takes listeners on aural journeys exploring the deeper adaptations we can make locally and globally in responding to the crises we face. The podcast asks you to SHIFT beyond stuck conversations about how we implement change, and SIGNAL towards better ways of living.
Episode #8: Restore Community
This live recording was the final part of the series, and invited those involved via downloading, listening, sharing, and coming on the guided walks, to participate. The conversation began with Rebecca Huggan (NewBridge Project) and Laura Coleman (ONCA) discussing the role of arts organisations in building response-ability towards climate change, and invited participants to relinquish unsustainable habits, build resilience in our bodies, and restore practices that lead to earthly flourishing.
Episode #7: Restore the Climate
The purpose of Deep Adaptation thinking is to connect our practices, individual and societal, to the challenge of climate change. We’ve built resilience at home, and inside our bodies. Now it’s time to restore old practices of living in balance. This episode invites activists, artists, and those working in environmental roles, to share with us ideas of how we can become a climate resilient community.
Episode #6: Restore the Soil
According to the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organisation, we may have only 60 seasons of soil left. If we don’t care for the earth – literally, the earth we can feel between our fingers – then as a global society we will collapse, and our species will die out before our grandchildren reach old age. This podcast looks at what we can do locally as well as globally, and what better ways of living we can practice if we want to restore the earth on which we depend for our food.
Episode #5: Resilient Heart
Changing our habits is hard; they become part of who we are, wired into our ways of being. So if we need to change how we consume, how we relate, and who we want to be, under the shadow of climate change, then we have to take an inner journey too. This episode weaves together narratives of writers, artists, yoga teachers, therapists, academics, facilitators, and friends to reflect on journeys into resilience.
Episode #4: Resilient Home
If we’re going to live in balance with the world and build more resilient communities, we’re going to have to change how we live at home. This episode asks you to take a journey around your home. A mix of narrative and interviews with artists, zero waste activists, academics, home-dwellers, and home-makers, guides you to spend time with everything from your food waste to your washing basket, asking if there are better ways to restore a connection with the places in which we create our lives.
Episode #3: Relinquish Humanity
Is it possible to relinquish our humanity? Wouldn’t that just make the crises we face such as climate change worse? Or is it the belief that, as humans, we are somehow more important and valuable than all other beings, the thing that has gotten us into this mess? This episode of the podcast asks what it means to be human today, how we live with nonhuman others, and if ideas of “posthumanism“ can help reconfigure how we live our lives in balance with the world around us.
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A new angle on an old city
As a 30-year resident of Newcastle, I had never considered the masculinity of the city. Through the lens applied by Alex, i saw my city in a new light, and realised the extent to which patriarchy and male superiority have shaped its culture and geography. The mix of interviews was broad nd enlightening, and gave insights into both sides of this interesting debate. I enjoyed just listening to the podcast as a stand-alone event. but re-listening whilst touring the city as proposed by alex gave new depth. I look forward to future pieces in the series.