30 Oct
Reid Auditorium

Create & Sustain: Satish Kumar

Talk @ 7 - 8.30pm

The Glasgow School of Art Graduate School in collaboration with GSA Sustainability and The Art School, invites you to ‘Life is a Dynamic Journey’, a Public talk by Long-term peace and environment activist, and editor of Resurgence and Ecologist magazine, Satish Kumar. Please book via the Eventbrite.


Satish will explore holistic living as a way of being. Beyond the choices we can make as consumers, lie questions of how we engage with life itself, and what we contribute of ourselves to the environment we inhabit. Our work and creative responses are part of a dynamic journey, and education part of a process of emergence. Yet education and art are intensely practical matters, in which work itself is the instrument of awareness and change. Shedding light on the principles on which The Small School, Schumacher College, and Resurgence Magazine were founded, Satish will invite the audience to consider how the arts are ideally placed to critique as well as bring thoughtful interventions to today’s pressing ecological issues.


Former monk, long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been the guiding spirit behind a number of internationally-respected ecological and educational ventures including Schumacher College in South Devon where he is still a Visiting Fellow. His autobiography, No Destination, Green Books, 1978, has sold over 50,000 copies. He is also the author of You Are, Therefore I Am: A Declaration of Dependence and The Buddha and the Terrorist. Satish is on the Advisory Board of Our Future Planet, a unique online community sharing ideas for real change. In recognition of his commitment to animal welfare and compassionate living, he was recently elected a vice-president of the RSPCA.

Satish’s belief in putting ideals into practice with humility, inspired by Gandhi, and his commitment to promoting peace run through his practices. These include campaigning for land reform in India and undertaking major peace pilgrimages on foot- As a young man from India to America, via Moscow, London and Paris, to present ‘peace tea’ to leaders of what were then the world’s four nuclear powers; in his fifties, 2,000 miles to the holy places of Britain. Today he teaches and runs workshops on reverential ecology, holistic education, voluntary simplicity, and is a much sought-after speaker in the UK and abroad.

In the spirit of encouraging food knowledge The Art School will offer a special menu on both days.