May 2018: The Work That Reconnects – Finding Hope When Dreams Have Shattered

Central to the Work that Reconnects is the Great Turning from an industrial growth society towards a life-sustaining culture. Participants explored this through a range of practical exercises. Acknowledging and addressing some of our fears and concerns around current challenges and the collective mess we’re in, the workshop aim at tackling overwhelm and helping find new energy.


The workshop was facilitated by Larry Butler, Luke Devlin and Svenja Meyerricks. Larry Butler is a poet and Tai chi teacher who co-founded the Poetry Healing Project out of which he founded and developed Survivors’ Poetry Scotland and Lapidus. Luke Devlin and Svenja Meyerricks are human ecologists and activists who have trained with Joanna Macy.

March to August 2018: Practicing Freedom, a reading group

For the 50th anniversary of the publication of Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, we explored, celebrated & unraveled its relevance for all kinds of practice. The CHE teamed up with CAMINA to set up a reading group of the influential book in four sessions.

June 2018: In dialogue: exploring critical pedagogy with Antonia Darder

CHE, The Radical Learning Network, Variant, Plan C and CAMINA organised an evening of dialogue with Antonia Darder and fellow critical educators. The evening will give you the chance to explore the relevance of Pedagogy of the Oppressed today and how we can draw greater value from this important text. This event will offer a space to engage our hearts and minds around the opportunities and challenges for critical pedagogy today as well as hearing about Antonia Darder’s new Student Guide to Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

September 2018: Acting as We Mean It – Participation, Connection and Solidarity

Brexit has exposed huge faultlines in politics, accountability, public life and social attitudes. Following on from our Unbrexable event on caring and connections in European Scotland, Luke Devlin from the CHE will discuss where we are at, one year on. What has changed in the wider political landscape? Where lie the opportunities and challenges for grassroots movements? We invite participants to contribute to the discussion, a chance to reflect on current work, to identify gaps and to forge new connections.

At this open forum, participatory researchers Kye Askins and Sara Kindon shared insights about their work in relation to emotional citizenry and solidarity.

Sara Kindon is Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Kye Askins is a Reader at the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

October 2018: Radical Co-operative Education: co-producing it in Glasgow


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