Don’t stop ’til you feel it: explorations in environmental empathy with Kat Austen and Rosemary Lee (2018)

Kat Austen and Rosemary Lee discuss environmental empathy, questioning its role in our relationship to climate change. They also talk about how embodiment, which Rosemary Lee describes as a feeling of ‘every sense awake’ in dance and movement, makes change feel possible in each moment, contrasting this idea with large complex systems (hyper-objects), like climate change, that are impossible to perceive with the senses. They speak about what it means to be an activist, grappling with helplessness and using cooperation as a tool to ‘construct our humanity’.

This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2018, presented in partnership with the University of Roehampton.

Learn More:
Mystic by DH Lawrence (poem read by Kat Austen)
Calling Tree by Rosemary Lee and Simon Whitehead