Welcome to the Haumea EcoCulture podcast

Title

Welcome to the Haumea ecoculture podcast

Author

Cathy Fitzgerald

Description

My name is Cathy Fitzgerald and I’m an ecosocial artist, an ecological artist, an ecoliteracy educator and consultant, and I live in Ireland.   I will be cohosting these sessions with my wonderful philosopher colleague, Nikos Patedakis, PhD, who’s based in California.  

In these podcasts, we’ll be hosting insightful conversations with leading cultural workers about the power of creativity for the ecological emergency.

Now creativity is rising on a tide of awareness of ecological interdependence.  Where people are beginning to embrace integrated ecosocial values. Our understanding of wellbeing is therefore necessarily expanding to consider care, not only for ourselves and others, but for the wider community of life, now and for future generations. 

And who is Haumea?

As my Irish ancestors and I have traveled back and forth across the great Pacific ocean, I chose the name of the Polynesian Earth Goddess, Haumea [pron. How – maya]  for my work. Over time, Haumea became a male God when Polynesians traveled to Aotearoa New Zealand where I was born. I came back to the home of my Irish ancestors in the mid nineties. And Haumea came to mind when I was thinking  about the need for wise regenerative creativity. 

Incidentally, Haumea is also the first Indigenous name given to a dwarf planet in our solar system and some say the discovery of Haumea corresponds to an awakening planetary eco-consciousness and a renewed interest in other more life- sustaining and equitable worldviews.

You can subscribe to this and other Haumea episodes on your podcast provider and see more about the Haumea ecoliteracy program at https://haumea.ie  

Transcript

Haumea Ecoculture Welcome

Cathy Fitzgerald:  Hi everyone, my name is Cathy Fitzgerald and welcome to the Haumea ecocultural podcast. I’m an ecosocial artist, an ecological artist, an ecoliteracy educator and consultant, and I live in Ireland.   I will be co hosting these sessions with my wonderful philosopher colleague, Nikos Patedakis, PhD, who’s based in California.  

[00:00:44] In these podcasts, we’ll be hosting insightful conversations with leading cultural workers about the power of creativity for the ecological emergency.

[00:00:53]As we, and especially our youth know, facts and figures from science, the media and politics are failing to ignite urgent change on the scale needed to advance a sustainable and just world. Past social progress that regards all people as equal- to how we’re advancing rights for women, children, minorities, animals, and ecosystems, rests on the inclusivity of broader cultural values and artistic practice.  

[00:01:21]Now creativity is rising on a tide of awareness of ecological interdependence.  Where people are beginning to embrace integrated ecosocial values. Our understanding of wellbeing is therefore necessarily expanding to consider care, not only for ourselves and others, but for the wider community of life, now and for future generations. 

[00:01:46]And who is Haumea?

[00:01:50] As my Irish ancestors and I have traveled back and forth across the great Pacific ocean, I chose the name of the Polynesian Earth Goddess, Haumea [pron. How – maya]  for my work. Over time, Haumea became a male God when Polynesians traveled to Aotearoa New Zealand where I was born. I came back to the home of my Irish ancestors in the mid nineties. And Haumea came to mind when I was thinking  about the need for wise regenerative creativity. 

[00:02:22] Incidentally, Haumea is also the first Indigenous name given to a dwarf planet in our solar system and some say the discovery of Haumea corresponds to an awakening planetary eco-consciousness and a renewed interest in other more life- sustaining and equitable worldviews.

[00:02:40] You can subscribe to this and other Haumea episodes on your podcast provider and see more about the Haumea ecoliteracy program at https://haumea.ie  

Genre

Art

Credits

Recorded and edited by Cathy Fitzgerald

Artwork: Haumea as Wisdom, Love and Beauty by Mary Carty 2020

Soundtrack: Fragments – AERØHEAD https://soundcloud.com/aerohead​ Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/al-fragments​ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/O7PzeUTESAA

Language

English

Copyright

Cathy Fitzgerald All Rights Reserved 2021

Year

2021

Country

Ireland

Explicit / Not Explicit

Not Explicit

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