Kalpavriskh Monsoon School: Perspectives on Environment, Society and Well-being
As the world hurtles towards greater ecological devastation, inequalities, and social conflicts, a big question facing us is: are there alternative ways of meeting human needs and aspirations, without trashing the earth and without leaving half of humanity behind? Across India (as in the rest of the world), this question is being answered by a multitude of practices and initiatives, some new, some age-old, the visions and stories of which are rarely shared in dominant discourses or through mainstream media.
Situated within this context, Kalpavriksh is organising a week long monsoon course on Perspectives on environment, society and well-being. The course, being organised for the second year, attempts to reflect on the Indian environmental history and contemporary perspectives including ideas and practices in conservation, development and governance. It also discusses some of the existing alternative discourses in India which pay greater attention to social justice and environmental sustainability.
This course will comprise of a series of sessions focusing on sharing of experiences by some of the people involved in research, advocacy and interventions related to these issues through discussions, readings, screenings and a field trip.
When and Where
Week long course during end of June, 2015, in or around Pune, Maharashtra.
How to join us?
Anyone interested in these issues can be a part of the course. For further information on this, please email us at kooocolml.m.
This is an initial announcement and further details about fee, venue and exact dates will follow.
About the organisers
Kalpavriksh is a non profit organisation working on environmental and social issues. The group began in 1979 with a campaign led by students to save Delhis Ridge Forest. We work on local, national and global levels, are registered under the Societies Registration Act (S-17439) and are based in Delhi and Pune. Kalpavriksh believes that a country can develop meaningfully only when ecological sustainability and social equity are guaranteed, and a sense of respect for, and oneness with nature, and fellow humans is achieved.