In November ’10, during the PDC in Jordan, Geoff Lawton was talking about the’ generation of starvation’: ... ’The food is over, we are eating cats and dogs, then rats. Then we start eating people. That’s where we are going’... This is a very frightening scenario but, alas, equally probable. He then added: ..’Fear starts to dilute as you take action... with a little bit of courage’.
I envision an era in which art, science, philosophy and ancient wisdom will be incorporated into a single practice: the restoration of our natural legacy and our dignity as human beings.
I strongly believe that the rising of permaculture signals the beginning of this era and in its knowledge one can surely find the courage to take the challenge and become active.
Environmental artist, curator, designer and educator Stamatina Palmou studied Photography (B.A. Midlessex University, 1997-2000) Art Psychotherapy (M.A. foundation, Hellenic Art Psychotherapy Center, 2003-4), Horticulture (Greek Institute of Agricultural Sciences, 2006), Permaculture design foundation (Art and Ecology Centre, 2009) Environmental Design (PDC, The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, 2010), Forestry (Greek Institute of Agricultutal Science 2012).
She started exhibiting during her initial studies as early as 1998. Retrospectively, the body of her work functions in the frame of the Social Sculpture and employs various media: installation, performance, photography and design. From 2004 to 2010 she became active in the organization of exhibitions of contemporary art with special focus on environmental issues. She is founding member and director of the Art and Ecology Center (founded 2004) through which has drafted and implemented various projects for the creation of an environmental art scene in Greece. From 2009 to now she is active as a professional in ecosystemic art and education, designing aesthetic agroecological systems and teaching environmental design and management.
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Geoff Lawton|
|Location: Al Jawfa, Jordan|
|Date: Nov 2010|