Camp Zero - 25th to 27th June

Paul Mobbs mobbsey at
Sat May 22 23:05:05 BST 2010

Cultural Explorations of the Shadow that the Future Throws

Fri/Sat/Sun 25/26/27 June
Westley Farm, Chalford, Gloucestershire

In a conversation twenty years ago the philosopher, educator, and  
social critic Ivan Illich said:

“There is a generalised sense now that the future we expected does  
not work and that we are in front of an “epistemic break”: a  
sudden image-shift in consciousness in which the once unthinkable  
becomes thinkable… [We are now] searching for a language to speak  
about the shadow which the future throws… The pressing questions  
today are: After development, What? What concepts? What symbols? What  

CAMP 0 (or Campo, or Camp Zero) sets out to be a collective  
exploration of possible futures. Bringing together artists, cultural  
workers, social activists, community groups and citizens to explore  
the ideas, symbols and images that highlight and confront the twin  
issues of climate change and global energy decline.

CAMP 0 is a residential camping weekend of participatory and  
collaborative events, discussions, workshops, actions and artworks  
about culture, change and the limits of global growth. It takes place  
Off-gird, under canvas and close to the earth, amongst Westley  
Farm’s 75 acres of ancient woodlands and limestone grasslands.

Weekend tickets £20; under 18s £10
Includes two nights camping, Saturday evening meal and all events,  
workshops and activities.

Participants include:
Paul Mobbs, Glorious Ninth, Louise Gilber-Scott, Project Bicyclette,  
Dominic Thomas, Sarah B, Andy Freedman, Paul Harper, Rupert Howe,  
Alberto Duman, Louisa Fairclough, Alice Forward and many more…  
including YOU

and contributions from:
Superflex and Stroud Brewery, Learning Group, Slavoj Zizek, Ivan  
Illich and more...

For more details and bookings go to


"We are not for names, nor men, nor titles of Government,
nor are we for this party nor against the other but we are
for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom,
that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness,
righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity with
God, and with one another, that these things may abound."
(Edward Burroughs, 1659 - from 'Quaker Faith and Practice')

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