The pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the massive inequalities on which the “old normal” world was built on, and given us privileged people a taste of what has long been the reality for far too many people all over the world. We cannot scream about our rights to move and consume when that lifestyle is based on so many others being denied those same rights.
Last year, UpStage participated in “Letters to the Earth” – organised by theatre people in the UK, in response to the climate emergency. The publicRead More
Furtherfield, my favourite online community, has started a new podcast, “News from where we are”,iInspired by reports from members of the Netbehaviour email list located around the world. I’m delighted to be included in the first episode, which was published on Friday 10 April.
Chickens, cyberformance and the pandemic: Helen reflects on how her “sabbatical” is turning out to be very different to what she had expected.
February was a month of farewells – and it semms to be continuing into March, with today’s sad news of Jeanette Fitzsimon‘s sudden death yesterdayRead More
As catastrophic fires burn out of control across large areas of Australia, decimating wildlife and ancient forests as well as taking out homes and humans,Read More
If the UK had a proportional electoral system instead of the undemocratic “first past the post” system, Thursday’s general election could have delivered very different – and more representative – results.
5G is being rolled out literally across the world – with thousands of satellites launched into the ionosphere to blanket the planet with millimetre microwaves. What are the environmental and public health impacts of this technology? Who is regulating it, and who stands to benefit? Do we really need 5G?
An Eichelhäher visited our street yesterday. I’d never seen one before, and it took a while to identify it.
I’ve just finished reading Ellie Harrison’s inspirational book, The Glasgow Effect, which has the byline “a tale of class, capitalism and carbon footprint”. It tells the story of Ellie’s one-year project to “not travel beyond Glasgow’s city limits, or use any vehicles except my bike, for a whole calendar year.”