Plants as Teachers, Researching with Plants: an Experiment in Method

By Stanley Connell-Longman My research stems from a curiosity about what can happen when theoretically engaged scholarship encounters the possibility of plant teaching. My understanding of plant teaching stems from my learning with Nathaniel Hughes, a practitioner and teacher who has developed a School of Intuitive Herbalism, based in the Stroud valleys. Intuitive Herbalism isContinue reading “Plants as Teachers, Researching with Plants: an Experiment in Method”

Movements of conception – capoeira and scholarship

By Lukas Peter At a time when public institutions are under increasing pressures to face up to the insidious legacy of colonialism, I embarked on a simultaneous journey into a Master’s degree and a capoeira education. The city of Bristol, former key node in the Atlantic slave trade and Colonialism of the British Empire, becameContinue reading “Movements of conception – capoeira and scholarship”

Dancing with Defensiveness

By Scarlet Hall Social movements are struggling with how to shift a tendency towards defensiveness in response to anti-oppression calling out. Spinoza’s notion of affect offers a different approach to understanding the human and as such shifts how we think defensiveness. Social movements in the UK and North American are working through a problem: whatContinue reading “Dancing with Defensiveness”