From Anthropocentrism to Biocentrism to Kincentrism

Melissa K. Nelson

I will provide an overview of an indigenous theoretical framework that I use at the Cultural Conservancy and in my scholarship that is helpful for discussing the nature/culture edge and cultural mixing zones.  We will together explore these cultural ecotones as places of creativity and spaces of learning that can expand ecological awareness and help inform environmental decision-making. I will include some exercises and media to help us tune into our bodies and senses and diad work to explore our own edges and fusions.