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Shift and Signal School: Writing and Making the Nonhuman, as a Way to Face Climate Change

16 May 2018 - 16 March 2018

Shift and Signal School

Writing and Making the Nonhuman, as a Way to Face Climate Change

2 – 4pm
The NewBridge Project: Gateshead

FREE | £5 deposit required | Book here

Laura Coleman and Alex Lockwood will run a workshop for writers and makers to explore how we can refigure our relationship with the nonhuman world through creative practice, as a means of coming face-to-face with the crises of climate change.

Laura Coleman is a writer and the founder of ONCA, Brighton’s Centre for Ecology and the Arts () and has spent much of the last ten years caring for pumas in Bolivia. Alex Lockwood is an author, animal activist and scholar who focuses on writing about the nonhuman. His non-fiction/memoir hybrid of new animal advocacies The Pig in Thin Air was published in 2016.

We will provide pens and paper, but please bring your own notepad and practice materials if you wish.



This workshop is part of the Shift and Signal School, three days of workshops, sharing, live recordings and celebration of our commitment to work together for a flourishing future.

Shift and Signal is a commission by Dr Alex Lockwood, that creates a space in which to imagine how we can go deeper in our adaptations to the crises of the contemporary moment such as social inequality, climate change, and species extinction. The project is an attempt to shift us beyond the usual stuck conversations about how we implement change, and signal towards better ways of living that are now appearing.

The Shift and Signal School is part of Deep Adaptation. An ongoing programme of commissions, talks, events and workshops looking at how current social, civic and economic issues can be understood in relation to climate change.


2 - 4pm