Society & Culture
In right relationship with the edge with Toad Dell and Guy Ritani from PermaQueer
In this episode, Ben Habib is joined by Toad Dell and Guy Ritani from PermaQueer. PermaQueer is a collaborative project to share ecological sustainability methods through the lens of Permaculture, focusing on accessibility to and building resilience for traditionally marginalised communities. PermaQueer brings a queering, decolonising and trauma-informed approach to community-building. In 2021, PermaQueer won the LUSH Spring Prize for Social and Environmental Regeneration.
00:03:45 Acknowledgement of Country.
00:05:39 Finding permaculture through need rather than through reputation.
00:09:14 Permaculture as a design methodology vs permaculture as a movement.
00:11:16 Women are the backbone of the permaculture community-building.
00:15:38 Queering permaculture and the genesis of PermaQueer.
00:22:24 PermaQueer as a network of resource redistribution.
00:25:07 Having privilege and being a pioneer 'species' in social ecosystems.
00:27:54 Understanding 'queering' and the diversity of queer peoples' lived experiences.
00:36:10 The unique aesthetics of PermaQueer's social media presence.
00:40:17 Value the edge, but only in right relationship to it.
00:44:30 Edge cultures and vulnerable people are not a resource to be selectively mined by the mainstream.
00:47:27 Trauma-informed and decolonial practice in permaculture and beyond.
00:56:50 Problematising the construct of 'whiteness'.
00:59:55 Scarcity as reality vs scarcity as mindset.
01:04:37 Critical reflection on the permaculture prophesy of energy descent.
01:12:23 TEDx as a platform for PermaQueer online events.
01:19:17 Queering isn't scary...a call to action.
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