From the 22nd to the 27th of July, the speaker, academic and author Charles Eisenstein is coming to Ireland, following his workshop "Ecology, Scarcity and the Gift Economy" at Schumacher College in the UK.
We're taking the opportunity to arrange a series of transformative workshops and public events with Charles and other guests in Cork, Tipperary and Dublin but need your help to fund it! A pledge of any amount will be hugely appreciated.
Charles speaks internationally on themes of transition, consciousness, social/cultural evolution, economics and the origin of money. He is a faculty member of Goddard College in the U.S. and taught at Penn State's department of Science, Technology and Society. Previously, he worked as a translator in Taiwan where he studied Eastern spiritual traditions.
His most recent book, freely available to read online, traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money has contributed to alienation, competition and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, Charles indicates that we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
Stops on this tour will, amongst others, include the Earthsong festival in Tipperary (on the 22nd), a collaboration with Cork LETS (letstrade.ie) and the Future Orchard Trust (on the 23rd/24th), and a subsequent appearance at the Upstart Pop-Up Park arranged for this summer in Dublin City Centre. More details are available on http://charleseisenstein.net/events/upcoming-events/.