Arts of Living

Anna Tsing’s scholarship, among the work of many others scholars and mentors, sparked the vision of Uproot Progress as a bodywork philosophy ~ a guiding principle of healing, relating to others, and engaging with alternatives to capitalism. In this particular body of work (pictured right), Tsing discusses progress as the steady beat we have been trained to follow, and in doing so, disregarding the many rhythms of life. These other rhythms can be powerful teachers and healers if one learns to listen.

In the face of intricate global trade systems which exploit the worlds most vulnerable populations, how can those of us in positions to heal, do so? And in a way that challenges the status quo, instead of making ourselves more comfortable inside of it?

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