The movement for a more sustainable future can no longer be divorced from the movement for racial justice. The impact of climate change on communities in the Global South, combined with the legacy of environmental damage caused by extractive colonial policies, highlights the need to connect the dots.
Intelligence Squared has partnered with Harewood House for this special free event to accompany the Harewood Biennial, Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters. The 2022 Biennial explores why craft is a radical act in itself, helping us to address urgent crises in life and society today, and looking to a future where we might live in a more environmentally and socially responsible way.
Our Reclaiming the Earth event will set the tone for a two-day symposium exploring the intersection of craft, social justice and sustainability. In the beautiful surroundings of Harewood House, Ligaya Salazar, curator at the Crafts Council and the Wellcome Collection, Claire Ratinon, food grower and author of the recently published memoir Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong, and Spandana Gopal, founder of Tiipoi, a product design studio based in London and Bangalore, will be in conversation on the relationship between their craft, their heritage and the environment.
Join us in person or online for this unique conversation in a remarkable setting.
Speakers are subject to change.