of the entire session is also available. Right click on the link
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to delivering the above talk, Dr. Visser's visit to Stellenbosch
was also taken advantage of to brainstorm about the new PhD
program in Transdisciplinary Studies offered by Stellenbosch
University with the participation of the Sustainability Institute.
About the Sustainability
Located outside Stellenbosch,
Institute is an international living and learning centre,
for studies and experience in ecology, community and spirit.
The Institute provides a space for exploring an African vision
for a more equitable society that lives in a way that sustains
rather than destroys the eco-system within which all society
is embedded. Situated within the Lynedoch Development, an ecologically
designed and socially mixed community, the focus on learning
for sustainability and academic exploration happen within a child-centered
place of practice, innovation and reflection.
Soil, Soul and Society Seminar Series:
Edgar Morin concludes in Homeland
"The adventure remains
unknown. The Planetary Era may possibly come to naught before
it has even begun to bloom. Perhaps humankind's struggles may
lead only to death and ruin. However, the worst is not yet certain,
and the game is not yet over. In the absence of any certainty
or even probability, there is the possibility of a better world.
The task is huge and unassured. We cannot eschew either hope
or despair. Both holding of and resignation from office seem
equally impossible. We must have a 'passionate patience'. We
stand on the threshold, not of the last, but of the early stages
of the battle."
The Seminar Series will be running
for the duration of 2008 and it is the intention to present a
seminar at the Sustainability Institute on the last Thursday
of every month. This arrangement may change from time to time
to accommodate guest speakers. When available, reading material
will be distributed.