Magazine article Alternatives Journal

A\J Creators

Magazine article Alternatives Journal

A\J Creators

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Julie Oakes came of age with a BFA during the hippy years. Environmental protectionism, women's rights, spiritualism, artistic activism and the benefits of cultural diversity have been threads throughout her work.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?

I would rather host a dinner party than have a tete-a-tete for conversation could then be amongst many. My table can seat 40. The guest list would include these, whose work has been both an influence and nourishment: Seneca, Titian, Bosch, Proust, D.H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald (with Zelda for spark), Ernest Hemmingway, Georgia Okeefe. Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Anselm Keefer, Lou Reed, Lhasa and David Bowie. I would add my partner Richard Fogarty, my children and grandchildren for fun and help. Also: Chris Offili, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Karl Ove Knauusgaard, Tim Winton, Larry Gagoslan and the young Trudeau. They could all bring their spouses or a date.

Peter Timmerman is an associate professor at York University's faculty of environment. His early work involved climate change, nuclear power and risk research. He was the co-chair for the Canadian NGO Earth Charter process for the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, a founder of the Canadian Coalition for Ecology, Ethics, and Religion and a member of the Canadian Forum on Religion and Ecology. He now works on environmental philosophy and ethics, including religion and ecology, with a special research focus on Buddhism and environmental activism in South and Southeast Asia. …

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