Time Beyond Cronos with Charlotte Du Cann
Thursday June 1st, 6.30pm
‘The times are urgent, let us slow down,’ - Bayo Akomolafe
We live boxed in linear time, driven by perpetual deadlines. dragged down by the ‘nightmare of history’, haunted by a future of ecological loss and social breakdown. Modern technological lives go too fast to assimilate any kinds of knowledge, or ways of being, outside the 24/7 story of ‘progress’.
How can we sit with this troubled present and connect with the wider cycles of time? How can we build a practice which enables us to compost the dark legacies of the past, and allow other possibilities to reveal themselves?
Charlotte Du Cann, writer, editor and co-director of the Dark Mountain Project will help us explore the deeper cycles of time - ancestral, mythic, Indigenous time – and the non-linear perception Kairos brings, to break free from Cronos’ tyrannical clock and calendar. What can happen when you make time for your body and imagination to get back in tempo with the living systems of the Earth and sun, from the food we eat to how we make sense of our collective lives, and the turbulent times we live in.
Kairos, 1 Essex Street, WC2R 3HY
Doors open at 6.30pm for drinks, interactive presentation starts at 7pm with a break for a one-pot vegan supper.
£5 members, £10 non-members. Includes food and drinks.