Offbeat


Other worlds are possible. Growing space for the offbeat and alternatives. 

Connecting you with the world of ideas, resources, initiatives, healing, and movements. Taking a diversion. Making a u-turn. Thinking out of the box of thinking out of the box. Letting go. Creating new words and languages. Writing new narratives and stories. Rethinking. Reimagining. Taking steps back to Nature. Partaking in the birthing of a  humane, compassionate world. Connecting with available learning ecologies and journeys. 



The Emerging Quest for Non-Eurocentric Paradigms



"For too long we've ignored the wild intelligence of our bodies, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. Abram's writing subverts this distance, drawing readers ever closer to their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the human body and the breathing Earth."

A Friendly Review. 



In The Age of Culture, D. Paul Schafer draws on a lifetime of research and reflection to consider the implications of the cultural world view and the promise it holds for improving the human prospect. Arguing that the current world system is overly dominated by economics, Schafer considers the prerequisites for a cultural age, the ways in which such an age would transform patterns of human life, and the advances in human fulfilment that the advent of such an age and its associated values would bring. Since the first international conference on cultural policy was held in Venice in 1970, culture has grown increasingly important to nations and individuals alike. In less than fifty years, culture has moved from being seen as a peripheral activity in the world to being utterly indispensable to the achievement of vital social and developmental goals. It's now clear that culture in the broadest sense-the sum of human experience and achievement-is intimately connected to all the world's most pressing problems. Such challenges are legion: climate change, inequality, resource depletion, and conflicts between different nations, ethnic groups, and individuals. None of these problems can be addressed effectively, much less resolved, without recourse to the holistic, all-encompassing perspective that culture provides



"Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability. This overview of degrowth offers a comprehensive coverage of the main topics and major challenges of degrowth in a succinct, simple and accessible manner. In addition, it offers a set of keywords useful for intervening in current political debates and for bringing about concrete degrowth-inspired proposals at different levels [en] local, national and global. The result is the most comprehensive coverage of the topic of degrowth in English and serves as the definitive international reference."