Followed by 3-weeks online: Monday 11th March – Friday 29th March 2024
Dartington Trust, South Devon
Deposit: £150* | Full Course: £1,500 (accommodation and meals not included)**
Booking deadline: 6th February 2024
Bursaries are available – find out more here.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
You don't need any formal qualifications to take this course, but you need to be aware that you will be studying alongside Masters students. So that we can ensure your fit with the group, we ask that you have a short conversation with a member of the teaching team before enrolling on the course.
HOW IT WORKS
*A deposit is required to register your interest. The Programme Lead will then contact you to arrange a short call before you make the full course payment. In the event that the course is not suitable for you, the deposit will be refunded.
About this course
This course examines the key role language, narratives and framing play in our transition to more sustainable, new economies. It draws on recent findings in fields such as neuro-linguistics and psychology to teach participants alternative outlooks and provide them with an opportunity to assess their own internal frames and received narratives about the economy.
This course aims to help participants gain a deep insight into how we make sense of the world so that they can develop meaningful communication strategies towards sustainable, regenerative futures.
Critiquing the hegemonic neoliberal worldview, participants will be invited to take into account various perspectives, drawing on the latest findings in progressive fields of thought and research, including psychology and neuro-linguistics.
We will experiment with different forms and styles of writing in order to learn how the language we use either shifts or reinforces the worldviews of different audiences. We will then analyse how these internal and external frames of reference interconnect in order that participants might translate these insights into action in their field of interest.
This course offers the opportunity to join the fourth module of our MA programme ‘Regenerative Economics’ as an unaccredited student.
To study on an accredited basis, please see the MA course programme page.
On-site teaching dates:
26th Feb – 8th March 2024
During the two week residential teaching is from 10am -1am and 2.15pm until 4.30pm each day, with optional activity on some evenings.
Online teaching dates:
11th – 29th March 2024
For the online teaching period there is guided study on a Monday and Wednesday and live sessions between 2pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please note that the course fee does not include accommodation and meals for the on-site portion of your course.
Should you be accepted onto the course, our Short Course team will advise you on how to book our accommodation and catering options.
Ruth Potts is head of our Regenerative Economics programme. She is a researcher, facilitator, artist and activist who also works on the Green New Deal in the office of Caroline Lucas MP.
Ruth is a leading member of the secretariat for the Global Alliance for a Green New Deal, an alliance of 27 lawmakers from 22 nations working collaboratively for transformative economic change. In 2020, Ruth brought together a transdisciplinary team to deliver Reset, an inquiry that opened up space for a broad cross-section of the UK public to explore their experience of the first Covid lockdown and discuss how they might want life to change so that it is greener and fairer.
Previously, Ruth was a senior lecturer in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College, co-developing the innovative MA. She initiated and was Artistic Advisor to, Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility at Somerset House, the Courtauld Institute and Gallery and King’s College London. Ruth was Head of Communications at NEF (the New Economics Foundation) for almost a decade where she helped shape the narrative of new economics, and was a co-editor of Red Pepper from 2016-2019. She is a co-author of The New Materialism, covered by the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Financial Times.
Ruth’s research and arts practice focuses on the phenomenon of political agency, following Donna Haraway’s demand that we ‘stay with the trouble’. Ruth is firmly committed to broadening perception of the possible, and is a member of the Cambridge Commission on Scaling Sustainable Behaviour Change and the Rapid Transition Task Force.