Paul Kingsnorth talks to Paul Blezard
Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist
Sunday 26 March 2017
Oxford Martin School: Lecture TheatreVenue
Writer and poet Paul Kingsnorth talks about the impact of humans on the Earth and examines how we might live in this changing world.
Kingsnorth asks how we should live through an era where everything is expected to change, including climate, the balance of nature and economic and political systems. In his recent essays, he has written on many issues including the implications of intelligent machines, the construction of compost toilets, space travel, forest ecology and the writings of Charles Bukowski.
Kingsnorth is the author of a volume of poetry, Kidland, and two novels, The Wake, winner of the Gordon Burn Prize and the Bookseller Book of the Year Award, and its sequel Beast. He is co-founder and director of the Dark Mountain Project, a network of writers, artists and thinkers, and a former deputy editor of The Ecologist.
Here he talks to writer and journalist Paul Blezard.