Great Lakes Institute: Summer Intensive

Environmental Humanities Summer Intensive

“EHSI is a full-time, three-week, in-person program combining rigorous intellectual study with hands-on permaculture work. It is co-hosted by the Great Lakes Institute and Manitoulin Permaculture and is taking place near Little Current on Manitoulin Island.”

“The course will be led by GLI [Great Lakes Institute] organizers Philippe Mesly and Julia Henderson (see ‘About Us’ in side menu), and Manitoulin Permaculture’s Justin Tilson.”

“Applications will be available beginning March 1st through to April 30th, 2024. In the meantime, help support this project by contributing to our fundraiser, under ‘Contribute’.”

“This year’s course theme is ‘Work, Land, Voice.’ We will draw on select texts to illuminate the ways in which our working relationship with the land influences the range of communication avenues between ourselves, the nonhuman world, and the communities of the past and future. How do we give voice in our political economy to those not yet living, or to those who do not speak human languages? How is our intellectual work related to our spiritual, political, and ecological existence? In particular, we will examine the history of land use in the Great Lakes area, in order to ask how can we live rightly here, in this place, and now, after what has gone before and in view of what is coming?

Readings will include: Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, Édouard Glissant, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, adrienne maree brown, Bruno Latour, Karl Marx, Marguerite Porete, and Winona Laduke.”

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(Excerpts from the Great Lakes Institute’s website)

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  • Timezone: Europe/Paris
  • Date: Jul 08 - 26 2024