Thursday, 15 November 2012
Trebbe Johnson, Lily Yeh, and Glenn Albrecht Discuss Solastalgia November 14, 2012
November 14, 2012Summary: Ecological degradation can strongly effect our emotions. How can we react to the negative feelings that arise when a favorite place is impacted by mining, logging, or pollution? Author Trebbe Johnson joined us to discuss her essay “Gaze Even Here,” published in Orion's November/December 2012 issue, and shared her thoughts on how to retain a love of place during such times. She was joined by an expert panel including artist/activist Lily Yeh and Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht, who coined the psychological term 'solastalgia,' which describes this phenomenon of ecological sadness.