Ecology of Love
The lovely folk at Advaya got in touch with me recently to see if I would be interested to share about their recently launched online course, Ecology of Love, with the offer of a discount code.
I have previously mentioned Advaya and their work a few times before, including this new course. I’ve also personally taken a couple of Advaya courses myself and can highly recommend them, so I was more than happy to agree to share again with you all…
When: Ecology of Love is a 6-week, live, online course taking place from 16 November - 21 December 2022.
Time: each Wednesday from 6-8pm GMT. Meet online for lectures, breakouts and Q&A (sessions are recorded in case you miss them live so participants can catch up in their own time).
Where: The course is held via Zoom, organised by advaya, curated and hosted by Dr Andreas Weber and co-curated by Hannah Close.
The Early Bird tickets for Ecology of Love have now ended but Advaya have offered us a 22% discount code to use (applicable to General Admission tickets only).
Discount code: RADICLE22
Click here to book your ticket:
For full disclosure, I will receive 10% of the amount made through the discount code (i.e. £14.82 for each ticket sold with the code). This will be put back into the Radicle newsletter. I have already signed up for the course myself and if anyone here takes it too using the code and would like to have a Zoom chat/discussion about it when it comes to an end, I would consider hosting this. I always have so many thoughts and lines of inquiry I’d love to discuss buzzing around my head after taking an Advaya course. We could maybe do this in community if enough people were keen, so just let me know via email if you do sign up and think you might be interested in doing this and we’ll see if we can work something out.
I have also previously mentioned that Advaya have a bursary option, which anyone is welcome to apply for. If you cannot afford the course, even with the discount, please be aware that this pay-what-you-can bursary option is available.
Below is a brief description of what the Ecology of Love course is about (you can also find further information on the website here: https://www.ecology-love.com/about):
Over the six weeks the Ecology of Love course aims to unravel separatist myths and reweave the beauty of biology back into the fabric of ecological wisdom, inquiring into a diverse ecosystem of themes such as erotic ecology, animism, queer ecology, death, enlivenment and more. Questions will be asked such as: how do we understand love, eros, and death in ecology? What happens when we recontextualise matter within a cosmology of desire, and within a living cosmos? What are our relational entanglements in the world and how do we trouble the notion of the “other”, and in doing so reconfigure our relationships with our selves and the world? How do we love, and relate, with ecological integrity?
The course will be a collective journey towards knowledge, tools and practices for deepening a multitude of relationships in our lives: with ourselves, each other, the world—including nature, the more-than-human, the supposedly “inanimate”. How might we speak a more ecologically intregrous language? A language towards flourishing for all?
Topics covered will include love, eros and death in ecology, matter and desire, relational entanglements, the “other” and the self and the world, meaning within a living cosmos, and more. The course is about learning to love and relate, and reconfigure relationships with more ecological integrity. If these topics resonate with you, or you’re personally interested in thinking through these questions in your life, then this course could be for you.
Ecosystems are love stories. Our most profound ways to relate and to feel, to exchange and to be touched, are ecological forms of gifting life, of loving. When we rediscover ecology as a vibrant love story, we can unlearn the violent habits of our civilisation.
22% discount code: RADICLE22 (can only be applied to General Admission tickets)
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