Art of Rapid Transition

What's it all about?

The climate is changing faster than we are, but a growing number of people around the world are ready and willing to change.

Inspired by Swedish Activist Greta Thunberg, school climate strikes have spread around the globe, the Extinction Rebellion movement has captured the public imagination, inspiring local councils and governments to declare a climate emergency.

As momentum for rapid transition in response to ecological and social challenges grows, this series of talks and workshops, brought to you by Transition Town Totnes, Schumacher College and the Dartington Hall Trust, and supported by Devon County Council, will provide the opportunity to explore how we can come together to make a transition that meets the needs of people and the planet, locally and globally.

Drawing on a range of visiting tutors from Schumacher College, the series takes a holistic approach to rapid change - exploring ideas, models and solutions around values, economics, food, art, politics, culture and more - and aims to equip you with fresh skills, inspiration and approaches to come together and make change happen where we are.

Each event will be participatory, generally opening with a short talk and Q&A with our guest speaker, who will introduce the topic for the evening and offer their perspective. Together we’ll then explore how we can take action in our communities, work lives and places by applying ideas, principles and approaches from what we’ve heard. After each event, you’re invited to continue the conversation over a drink in a local pub.

These events are for everyone who wants to create a socially and ecologically fairer world. Listen, take part, share your ideas and take action.