Trying to build some togetherness in times of “social distancing” by reading and discussing an uplifting and inspiring text. All welcome!
We’ll be reading and discussing Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Braiding Sweetgrass. Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants”. In the book, Wall Kimmerer, part of the Potawatomi Nation, embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers and that human and non-human beings are inextricably interlinked. It is a wonderful text to be read in complementarity to some of our discussions on the pluriverse and non-western cosmovisions.
Second session: 26 March | 2pm GMT/3 PM CET
Our second reading circle focused on the work of Aymaran sociologist Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui. It was chaired by José Francisco Bustillo.
Read here a synopsis of the first session, which focussed on various possibilities of de-institutionalizing the academic discourse, preserving our respective socio-cultural identities and making it as de-hierarchical and as inclusive as possible