Getting on my feet in front of an audience has become a central part of my work.
I don't always know what direction a talk or a lecture will take. I'm happiest improvising, drawing on a collection of stories and lines of thinking, while taking in what's happening in the room. Here are a couple of examples of how this works in practice:
You can find more videos and recordings of talks elsewhere on the site, the talks & events page has a listing of places I'm going to be speaking - while the reading section has references to the writers and texts I mention.
I speak to all kinds of audiences - from guest lectures in art, architecture or business schools, education, social theory or environmental studies departments - to Transition Towns and peak oil networks, free schools and Meetups. I also give keynotes at conferences and talk to public sector and corporate audiences about how the world is changing.
I try to be flexible and imaginative in ensuring that I can make a living, without money being an obstacle to getting to speak with people.
The themes within the reading section give some further clues about what I end up talking about:
If you want to find out more about inviting me to speak, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org