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15-19 August 2013 - Uncivilisation: The Fourth Dark Mountain Festival, Hampshire, UK. I'll be taking part in a couple of sessions at this year's festival, including one on the thinking of Ivan Illich. Tickets are likely to sell out, so it's worth booking early.
21 April 2013 - speaking at Immaterial Labour Isn't Working, London, UK. I'm on in the evening, the theme has to do with technology and what it might mean to be a Luddite today. I'll post more details when I have them.
18 April 2013 - 'Future proofing your project and other thoughts for uncertain times', Kaospilots, Aarhus, Denmark.
26 March 2013 - keynote (via Skype) at Vacant to Vibrant: Rethinking Town Centres, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
23 February 2013 - 'Collapsonomics', Skattungbyn, Dalarna, Sweden. What does it mean to challenge our culture's assumptions about work, money and meaning today?
22 February 2013 - 'A Storm is Blowing from Paradise', public lecture at Hogskolan Dalarna, Falun, Sweden.
10 November 2012 - 'Making, Meaning & Memory', Redrawing the Maps, The Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, London, UK.
5 November 2012 - 'A Breakout from the Prison of Modern Time Is Possible', Redrawing the Maps, The Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, London, UK.
24 September 2012 - 'The world is made of stories', Frensham Heights School, Farnham, UK.
24 September 2012 - 'Things That Grow in the Dark', keynote at Webb deVlam conference, London, UK.
23 August 2012 - 'Against Urban Supremacism', Ö Festival, Vaxholm, Sweden.
20 August 2012 - 'A Walk Across a Field', Live Art Development Agency, London, UK.
19 August 2012 - A Conversation with Martin Palmer (Secretary General, Alliance of Religions and Conservation), Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Festival, Hampshire, UK.
6 June 2012 - 'The Role of Culture in a Time of Crisis', Team Culture 2012, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
31 May 2012 - 'A Social Ice Age?', Cultural Innovators Studio, British Council, Paris, France.
26 May 2012 - 'Collapsonomics', Ociviliserat, Stockholm, Sweden. The first Swedish Dark Mountain festival.
20 April 2012 - Keynote at Network Knitting in the Visual Arts, Turning Point Network, FACT, Liverpool, UK.
19 April 2012 - Keynote at Network Knitting in the Visual Arts, Turning Point Network, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK.
18 April 2012 - 'The Practical Power of Stories', keynote at Ecocultures 2012, University of Essex, UK.
29 March 2012 - 'The Invisible College', Think Infinite with Google, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
27 March 2012 - 'The Invisible College', Think Infinite with Google, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
27 March 2012 - 'Collective Intelligence and Common Sense' (via Skype), 'Recognising Realities' Learning Day, re.volution/Arts Council England, Live Theatre, Newcastle.
12 March 2012 - 'The Measurable and the Unmeasurable', Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK.
28 February 2012 - 'How to Change the World (In the Absence of Progress)', Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths University, London, UK.
25 February 2012 - 'What's art got to do with it?', Warwick Climate Forum, University of Warwick, UK. (Audio of this talk now online here.)
15 February 2012 - Professional (Reality) Development Programme, Brighton University, UK.
2 February 2012 - Research seminar on Euroaxaca project, Department of Journalism, Media & Communication, Stockholm University, Sweden.
30 January 2012 - Workshop on "Propaganda", Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Hosted by Robert Brecevic of Performing Pictures.
24 January 2012 - A Dark Mountain conversation with Paul Kingsnorth & Dougald Hine, Theatr Cymru, Mold, Wales. Support from the poet Lorraine Mariner.
23 November 2011 - Play's The Thing: Creative Approaches to Wellbeing, London, UK.
5 November 2011 - 'Transformative Cultures', TEDx Oaxaca, Mexico.
5-7 October 2011 - Workshop with Vinay Gupta and Barbora Patkova, KaosPilots, Aarhus, Denmark.
26 September 2011 - 'The Uncivilising Process', HyperIsland, Stockholm, Sweden.
19 September 2011 - 'The Internet isn't here to help us get rich, it's here to help us do a better job of getting poorer' at ISEA2011, Istanbul, Turkey.
17 September 2011 - 'The Higher Education Revolution', TEDx London.
19-21 August 2011 - Uncivilisation 2011: The Dark Mountain Festival, The Sustainability Centre, nr Petersfield, Hampshire. I'll be taking part in a session on the Saturday afternoon reflecting on the 200th anniversary of the Luddite rebellion - and weaving this together with the thoughts about Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth mythos I'll have presented at 'Nature Inc?'.
28-31 July 2011 - Future Perfect, Molkom, Sweden.
20 June 2011 - Education for Uncertain Futures, The RSA, London. A panel with Keri Facer, Carolyn Unsted and Patrick Hazelwood.
28 June 2011 - A flourish of Meanwhiles: Do 'pop-ups' offer real long-term possibilities?, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London. As part of a series called Re-Shaping London, this is a panel with architects, designers and decision-makers about the role of temporary use of space in the city's social and economic future.
30 June 2011 - 'It's wrong to wish on space hardware: the power and failure of Stewart Brand's Whole Earth mythos' at Nature Inc? Questioning the Market Panacea in Environmental Policy and Conservation, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.
26 May 2011 - 'Redefining Innovation: How new stuff enters social reality', Aston Business School, Birmingham. Can we break open the jargon usage of "innovation" by comparing modern innovation theories to the ways in which other cultures have understood the processes by which 'new stuff enters social reality'?
11 May 2011 - 'Economies of Scarcity', University of Westminster, London. With Andrew Simms of the new economics foundation, part of the Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment project, led by Jeremy Till.