Dark Optimism is the not-for-profit public
    interest research, activism and writing of
        Shaun Chamberlin, working with a wide
            network of friends and partners around
                the world. We are unashamedly positive
                    about what kind of a world humanity could
                        create, and unashamedly realistic about
                            how far we are from creating it today.
DARK OPTIMISM A Better Future for a Troubled World

Dark Optimism is the not-for-profit public interest research, activism and writing of Shaun Chamberlin, working with a wide network of friends and partners around the world. We are unashamedly positive about what kind of a world humanity could create, and unashamedly realistic about how far we are from creating it today.

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A Journey Home

Sat 12th December 2020

Shaun will lead A Journey Home‘s participatory workshop on New Economies, building on the earlier 1st December talk by Jason Hickel, Alnoor Ladha, Camila Moreno and Helena Norberg-Hodge.

Surviving the Future: Conversations for Our Time

starting Mon 4th January 2020

 

An eight week online course, led by Shaun.  The previous run attracted nearly 250 participants from 25 countries, with guest teachers including Vandana Shiva, Kate Raworth and Rob Hopkins.

SURVIVING THE FUTURE: CONVERSATIONS FOR OUR TIME

Online Course with Shaun Chamberlin

In these confusing and frightening times, this interactive, flexible online course is designed to foster a global community of those committed to seeking out new insights and paths forward, in our diverse localities.

We'll take a long moment to pull back and think together — to share conversation — in the company of some of the most compelling experts who have been thinking about today's challenges for a long time.

“Most of human history was bred, fed, and watered by another sort of economy. But the market has replaced, as far as possible, the social capital of reciprocal obligation, loyalties, culture and traditions with exchange, price, and the impersonal principles of economics.”

—David Fleming, Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It

NEXT COURSE:

JANUARY 4 – FEBRUARY 28, 2021

(only 100 spots available this time)

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