Nov 19 at 9.15-12.00: Re-emergence/emergency walks – Reimagining education, research and the university

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.

– Kurt Vonnegut

CEMUS and the Climate Change Leadership node invite you to a series of re-emergence, emergency walks to explore issues, questions and unknowns central to our ability to re-imagine and re-shape human societies and culture.

We as educators, researchers, human beings and universities are failing in bringing about meaningful and radical, to the root causes, change – a systemic change of systems that are destroying the world – natural and human worlds.

We need to explore and rediscover old ideas and ways of organising resistance, and build new spaces that can survive the present-future madness.

The concept is simple: before the actual walking discussion you can watch a background-video or presentation that aims to provoke and inspire some initial thoughts, feeling on the topic being discussed. Then we gather, walk somewhere out of the city or to a certain destination; engage in dialogue, disagreement, discussion two and two (paths are narrow); find a space for fika and further discussion (sometimes around a fire); then walk back and have a conversation with someone new.


Nov 19 at 9.15-12.00: Reimagining education, research and the university

When: Monday November 19 at 9.15-12.00

Where: Starting in CEMUS Library, Villavägen 16

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Questions and framing
How can education, research and the university as a societal actor become a driving force for good in the world and build real, long-lasting sustainability? Which existing and possible new initiatives and collaborations needs to be explored and supported at the university now? How can we build new alliances that changes and challenges established non-sustainable university structures and cultures? And how can we re-dream, re-imagine a completely different kind of education and research that supports and celebrates life on planet Earth, something new emerging out of the emergency?


The walk will start from CEMUS Library, Villavägen 16 at 9.15 (be there a couple of minutes before quarter past). We will walk to Stadsskogen, then along the winding paths in Stadsskogen to Valltjärn where we will light a fire. Bring your own fika (thermos of coffee or tea and/or some food to share).


Background-video/presentation and starting points

The video can be viewed here (password: cemus2018): Re-emergence/emergency walks – video