Satish Kumar - Life is a Dynamic Journey
Graduate School, GSA Sustainability, The Art School

Event Type:

Guest Lecture


Reid Auditorium, The Glasgow School of Art


30 Oct 2014
19:00 - 20:30



Satish Kumar
peace and environmental activist

Satish Kumar - Life is a Dynamic Journey

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Life is a Dynamic Journey
Guest Lecture by Satish Kumar

Thursday 30 October 2014

Reid Auditorium

Free but ticketed -reserve your place via Eventbrite

The Glasgow School of Art Graduate School, in collaboration with GSA Sustainability and The Art School, invites you to ‘Life is a Dynamic Journey’, a public talk by Satish Kumar, long-term peace and environmental activist, and editor of Resurgence and Ecologist magazine.

Former monk Satish Kumar has been the guiding spirit behind a number of internationally-respected ecological and educational ventures including Schumacher College in South Devon where he is still a Visiting Fellow. His autobiography, No Destination (Green Books, 1978) has sold over 50,000 copies. He is also the author of You Are, Therefore I Am: A Declaration of Dependence, and The Buddha and the Terrorist. Satish is on the Advisory Board of Our Future Planet, a unique online community sharing ideas for real change. In recognition of his commitment to animal welfare and compassionate living, he was recently elected a vice-president of the RSPCA.

In this public talk, Satish will explore holistic living as a way of being. Beyond the choices we can make as consumers, lie questions of how we engage with life itself, and what we contribute of ourselves to the environment we inhabit. Our work and creative responses are part of  a dynamic journey, and education part of a process of emergence. Yet education and art are intensely practical matters, in which work itself is the instrument of awareness and change. Shedding light on the principles on which The Small School, Schumacher College, and Resurgence Magazine were founded, Satish will invite the audience to consider how the arts are ideally placed to critique as well as bring thoughtful interventions to today’s pressing ecological issues.

In addition to the public lecture, Satish will lead a seminar, 'Critical Skills for Holistic Living', at The Art School on 31 October. Further information here.

In the spirit of encouraging food knowledge The Art School will offer a special menu on both days.

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