We are children of the Holocene, yet far from well adapted to its successor, the Anthropocene. Detailed experimental evidence continues to accumulate each year from research in a range of disciplines which demonstrates that an ancestral lifestyle has something to teach us about how to design a state of contemporary human flourishing. The rewilded Anthropocene human body is one that has made it to the comfortable sofa of a materially complex civilisation, but who has then decided to stand up and go outside. To motivate such a move we need more than a compendium of scientific evidence for ‘mismatch diseases’. In this paper I will argue that we also need to call on our cultural treasure trove of iconography and literature.
|Publication status||Published - 18 Nov 2020|
|Event||Rewilding Academia? : Multispecies Negotiations Across Disciplines - Forrest Hall, CRAWLEY, WA, Australia|
Duration: 18 Nov 2020 → 18 Nov 2020
|Period||18/11/20 → 18/11/20|