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Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW

©2019 by Flourishing Diversity Series

LISTENING SESSIONS

8 - 11  SEPT

These intimate sessions will host influential figures from various fields including; film, business, fashion, human rights, conservation and finance. 


For 90 minutes, they will donate the power of their voice and simply listen to our indigenous speakers share their sophisticated approaches to living in community structures that co-exist and support harmony and abundance with the rest of Life.  


Listening sessions are by invitation only but the recordings will be made available and we ask you to help us in sharing them far and wide.  Please register below to receive the recordings.

These intimate sessions will host influential figures from various fields including; film, business, fashion, human rights, conservation and finance. 


For 90 minutes, they will donate the power of their voice and simply listen to our indigenous speakers share their sophisticated approaches to living in community structures that co-exist and support harmony and abundance with the rest of Life.  

Welcome: Hans Ulbrich Obrist

Host: Céline Cousteau

Presenters: Arhuaco

Listeners: Peter Gabriel, Arizona Muse, Lily Cole

Sunday 8 Sept @ The Serpentine Gallery

LISTENING
SESSION ONE

Host: Liz Hosken

Presenters: Idu Mishmi & Bishnoi

Listeners: Tanya Steele, Dominic Jermey, Arjun Waney, Devika Waney Mokhtarzadeh

Tuesday 10 Sept @ Huxley Lecture Theatre, ZSL - evening

LISTENING
SESSION FOUR

Host: Bruce Parry

Presenters: Juǀ'hoan Khoisan

Listeners: Paul van Zyl, 

Baroness Lola Young, Galahad Clark

Monday 9 Sept @
The Conduit 

LISTENING
SESSION TWO

Host: Satish Kumar

Presenters: Ashaninka & Guarani

Listeners: Sophie Hunter, Livia Firth

Wednesday 11 Sept @ Simmons and Simmons
 

LISTENING
SESSION FIVE

Host: Clare Dubois

Presenters: Grandmothers from different lineages

Listeners: Arthur & Lana Ojjeh-Lette, Tatiana Casiraghi, Sophie Hunter, 
Dana Emami

Tuesday 10 Sept
@ The Ismaili Centre

LISTENING
SESSION THREE

INDIGENOUS LEADERS

Living high up in Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, the profoundly spiritual Arhuaco people lived in seclusion for centuries. 

This is the first time they have sent a delegation of their Mamos (spiritual leaders) to Europe to speak to the Western world and share their messages and the practices needed to maintain balance.

ARHUACO

Living in the Indian Himalaya, the Idu Mishmi say that tigers are their brothers and have a sophisticated religious system managed by the shamans attending, that seeks to maintain healthy relations between humans and all the other species inhabiting their mountains.

Their system is so successful that there are more tigers and other endangered species present on their territories than in neighbouring tiger reserves and protected areas.

IDU MISHMI

Benki and Moisés Piyãkoare leaders and shamans from the Ashaninka community of Apiwtxa (State of Acre, Brazil).

 

World-renowned for their work through Apiwtxa to regenerate, restore and protect Amazon forest ecosystems, and in support of forest peoples’ struggles for their rights, they have been recognised by many prizes, including the United Nations Equator Prize in 2017 and the Newton Prize 2018. 

ASHANINKA

Inhabiting the fragile Kalahari ecosystem for thousands of years as hunter-gatherers, the Ju/’hoan San have established the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, the first internationally recognized land conservancy in Namibia.

 

​At Independence Mr.ǂOma Tsamkxao was elected the  "Ju/'hoanTraditional Authority.

Deeply committed to egalitarian social processes, Mr. ǂOma has worked tirelessly to promote the institutions and environmental management principles on which the Nyae Nyae Conservancy is based. 

KHOISAN

Inhabiting the last remaining forest galleries of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, the Guarani’s indigenous territories are on the frontline of defence against the rapacious expansion of industrial agricultural monocultures.

 

Brazil’s Atlantic Forest that has lost 92% of its forest cover, but through partnerships with other Guarani, the Ashaninka and local organisations the Guarani of Brazil are regenerating forests, replanting lost species, and defending biodiverse land from industrial expansion. In 2018 they won the Newton Prize for this work.

GUARANI

Originating 500 years ago in the fragile Rajasthani Dessert the Vishnoi are followers of the 29 principles for environmentally sustainable communities.

 

In the 18th century 363 of them were killed embracing trees that were to be cut down, which is where the term 'tree-hugging' originates.

 

Mahesh will present the principles and talk about his community.

VISHNOI

HOSTS

Documentary filmmaker, indigenous rights advocate, author.

BRUCE PARRY

Founder of TreeSisters an organisation restoring the feminine principles of ecology with a mission to reforest the tropics within a decade.

CLARE DUBOIS

Director

Gaia Foundation.

LIZ HOSKEN

Artistic director, Serpentine Gallery.

Photo credit to: Tyler Mitchell

HANS ULBRICH OBRIST

Environmental activist, Editor of Resurgence & The Ecologist magazine.

SATISH KUMAR

Documentary film director, producer, explorer, artist.

CÉLINE COUSTEAU

LISTENERS

CEO, WWF - UK.

TANYA STEELE

Director General, ZSL.

DOMINIC JERMEY

Businessman, Entrepreneur, Restaurateur and Philanthropist. Founder of The Savitri Trust.

MR. ARJUN WANEY OBE 

Father, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

ARTHUR LETTE

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Conduit.

PAUL VAN ZYL

Founding Trustee of the Savitri Trust and Director of The Arts Club in London.

DEVIKA WANEY MOKHTARZADEH

Supermodel, sustainability advocate and mother.

ARIZONA MUSE

Mother, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

LANA OJJEH-LETTE

Theatre Director, Playwright.

SOPHIE HUNTER

British actress, author, and Crossbench peer.

BARONESS YOUNG OF HORNSEY

Founder of Vivobarefoot.

GALAHAD CLARK 

Mothers to 3 children, co-founders of the ethical clothing brand ‘Muzungu Sisters’.

TATIANA CASIRAGHI & DANA ALIKHANI

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