PLACELESS drifting, colonization and reconciliation as interior journey (an interview with Tim Lilburn)

“European culture’s post-Cartesian proclivity for a certain form of knowing, a certain form of what many take to be cognitive rigour, has caused the closing down of the contemplative tradition in European thought. This has meant, because of the pedagogical attachments that mark this seemingly lost tradition, that conversation, attention, interior transformation have undergone a complete loss of philosophical significance. It is not surprising that settler culture does not comprehend where and what home is, since it does not know how to see, to take in, individualities and their relationships.”

Tim Lilburn is a Canadian poet, philosopher, and essayist — from Saskatchewan, and a longtime West Coast resident (Victoria).

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An Afternoon with Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a generous man—generous with his time, his space, and his thoughts. I’ve long admired his paintings, and often wanted to say hello to him when I see him in the street. He was quick to answer our request to interview, and we spent a good four hours on his Main street studio looking at his canvasses and imagining the paintings for the stories which he proceeded to share.

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An interview with Tim Ingold: educational-freedom, the craft of writing, and the university

Tim Ingold explores the entangled relations between human beings and the environments they inhabit. Over the last 30 years, he has written and taught widely on how embodied processes of enskillment (learning to hunt-fish-forage, weave or sing, making and expressing art and craft alike) fundamentally determine and shape the diverse ways in which we perceive, understand, and 'dwell' in the world.

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An Interview with Alin Olteanu: Education, Signs, and the History of Ideas

Alin Olteanu is a scholar who takes 'learning' very seriously. We got to talking to Alin about many things, including: the shared history of semiotics and liberal education; Christian and Islamic philosophy; intercultural translation; the close affinity between biology and learning; and how our social understandings of learning determine and shape our basic relationship to the world. 

 

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