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The Dark Mountain Project
The Dark Mountain Project
Conversion | Manifesto | Books | Gathering | Collaborations | Bridge
A rooted and branching network of creative activity
Conversion | Manifesto | Books | Gathering | Collaborations | Bridge
A rooted and branching network of creative activity
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From their website:

In 2009, two English writers published a manifesto. Out of that manifesto grew a cultural movement: a rooted and branching network of creative activity, centred on the Dark Mountain journal, sustained by the work of a growing gang of collaborators and contributors, as well as the support of thousands of readers around the world.

Together, we are walking away from the stories that our societies like to tell themselves, the stories that prevent us seeing clearly the extent of the ecological, social and cultural unravelling that is now underway. We are making art that doesn’t take the centrality of humans for granted. We are tracing the deep cultural roots of the mess the world is in. And we are looking for other stories, ones that can help us make sense of a time of disruption and uncertainty.

‘Dark Mountain is a radical project, and a brilliant one, capable of opening your eyes in the encircling twilight.’
— Tom Jeffries, The Journal of Wild Culture

There’s never been a simple answer to the question, ‘What is Dark Mountain?’ 

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Anthea Lawson
Activist who is thinking about activism | author | reporter
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From the Perspectiva Website:

Anthea Lawson is an activist who is thinking about activism. Troubled by the ways in which campaigning sometimes replicates what it tries to change, she is working with Perspectiva to enquire into the inner life of activism and what it means for our efforts to change the outer world in which we live. 

She trained and worked as a reporter at The Times, then did investigations into the arms trade and corruption in the natural resource industries for campaigning organisations such as Amnesty International and Global Witness. Following an investigation into how the finance sector fuels grand corruption, she launched an award-winning campaign for transparency in company ownership, which – with the hard work of many other activists – has resulted in new laws in 42 countries. She is still campaigning to get a pelican crossing installed at the end of her road.

Anthea is also an author and an editor at The Dark Mountain Project.

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