Magazine article New Internationalist

Walking on Lava

Magazine article New Internationalist

Walking on Lava

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Walking on Lava Selected works for Uncivilised Times by The Dark Mountain Project (Chelsea Green, ISBN 9781603587419)

You would be hard pressed to find a more consuming collection of exquisite writing and thinking than the pieces brought together here. The Dark Mountain project emerged in 2009, the creation of British writers Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth, who perceived the collapse of civilization to be already in progress. Those of us who read their work and attended their 'Uncivilisation' festivals, saw the movement as exciting but to be viewed safely, from a distance. In 2017, there is nothing safe nor distant about their prognosis.

The magic of this anthology is the realization that to embrace the collapse of civilization is not to be left facing a pit of nothingness but a plethora of possibility. …

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