Sep 24: Re-emergence/ emergency walk: A Language Older Than Words – How the world speaks and ways of listening

Welcome to the first Re-emergence/emergency walk of the autumn! September 24 kl. 09.00-11.00: A Language Older Than Words – How the world speaks and ways of listening

Where: Individual, self-organized walk online via Zoom or outside (max 50 people), starting in parking lot outside of CEMUS, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, see map here:

Book a ticket: To participate outside you have to book a ticket so we don’t exceed max 50 people, fill out the form here:

Tilt Shift Photo of Two White Bird Eggs on a Nest, Divisópolis, Brazil, Photo: Mauriciooliveira109

Questions and framing
Building on activist and writer Derrick Jensen’s extraordinary books “A Language Older Than Words” first published in 2000, and “The Myth of Human Supremacy” published in 2016, we step into conversations about and with an animated, communicating, living world. How does human, more-than-human animals and plants communicate and share experiences and interact in the natural community? How can we open up new ways of listening and communicating with the world around us? What stories and messages do the trees, bushes, places, animals in Stadsskogen want to share with us? What do we want to share and tell the world being destroyed around us?


The walk will start outside of CEMUS, Villavägen 16 at 09.00 (be there a couple of minutes before 09.00). 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). And remember to wear warm clothes and warm shoes.


Background-video/presentation and starting points

There is a language older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone. It is the language of dream, gesture, symbol, memory. We have forgotten this language. We do not even remember that it exists.Derrick Jensen

Read excerpts here: “A Language Older Than Words”

Read excerpts here: “The Myth of Human Supremacy”