In between tinkering with the new City characters, this patch of good weather has seen me out in the garden once again [At last!!]. Which is a glorious obsession in itself; the ordering, the clearing, the mulching, the pruning, and the planning for this season to come.
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Goddamit! I’ve just discovered Dr. Ingold thanks to Rune Soup, and realized that…
a). He runs an anthropology department [I Ba’d in Anthropology many years ago, back when postmodernism first showed up and we all ran around with our hands in the air] and
b). He runs an anthropology department in the UK.
Biophilic: (of, or under the spell of biophilia); a love of living systems and natural forms. Generally cited as first used by German philosopher Eric Fromm as the “attraction to life, and all that is vital.” Later developed by evolutionary psychologist E.O Wilson to describe an in-built need across living systems to associate and surround oneself with other other forms of life. A beautiful reading of the above has inspired permaculturists, eco-architecture, and sustainable design (as opposed to functionalistic modernism).
(Another thanks to my wife and angel of my better brain for discovering this during her work on sustainable textiles!)