HANNAH CLOSE: World as Archipelago, Thinking & Kinning With Islands
“There have been loads of different metaphors used to try and describe the inherent unity of human civilisation across the planet. And they’ve all been quite well-meaning, but they haven’t quite covered various different bases that I think are really important to cover, when it comes to looking at the ways in which we are interconnected. So the “world is archipelago” metaphor, for me at least, is a way of seeing our interconnected nature in a different, more complex and more nuanced way, than other metaphors might allow us to see.”
In this winding, non-linear, continent-crossing conversation with advaya, Hannah Close discusses archipelagic thinking, what islands can teach us about belonging, identity, community, borders, thresholds and more, connection-in-separation, osmosis and globalisation, and other thoughts that went into the curation of the upcoming online course, KINSHIP: World as Archipelago.
This conversation was held ahead of advaya’s upcoming course KINSHIP, which Hannah Close curated and will be hosting: find out more and register for the multi-teacher, six-week course starting 31st January 2023, here https://www.kinship-course.com/
Hannah Close #
Hannah is a curator, writer, and photographer. She is a curator for Advaya, and is studying Engaged Ecology at Schumacher College. She formerly founded the Experimental Thought Co, a thought community that hosted events on culture change, during which time she curated the Human Nature series. Hannah enjoys hiking and spending time with the ocean. More via hannahlclose.com.