Animal Migrations on a Breathing Planet
With Arne Næss Chair holder 2014 David Abram
A talk by David Abram, 2014 Arne Naess Chair in Global Justice and the Environment at the University of Oslo.
At a time when the age-old cyclical migrations of various species are increasingly threatened and interrupted by human progress, there remain many mysteries regarding how such creatures as monarch butterflies and wild salmon manage to find their way so precisely across the face of the earth. Perhaps a solution to these riddles lies in a new way of thinking, and feeling, our own relation to the planet.
David Abram, cultural ecologist and geophilosopher, is the founding director of the Alliance for Wild Ethics (AWE), and the bestselling author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology, and The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World. The evening will also feature comments by David Rothenberg, philosopher/naturalist and recording artist.