Threshold Places
The May/June 2024 issue

The theme of this issue is threshold places – those unseen and often unnoticed places where change is already afoot but where ‘what was’ is not quite ended and ‘what will become’ has not yet arrived.

This is where the magic happens, but navigating these spaces calls for courage. And more than that, it calls for shared beliefs and deep trust.

Every article highlights some version of a threshold looming, being crossed or having been successfully negotiated. In her Slow Read article, Gail Bradbrook explores a liminal place in the world of activism and how Extinction Rebellion crossed a major threshold to generate mainstream awareness, and may yet need to cross another. In his joyful rediscovery of Indian street art, Satish Kumar celebrates how life-affirming it is to cross the threshold that says we must engage with art indoors and in hushed tones. In our main theme, we share the thoughts of the late Irish poet John O’Donohue on why thresholds are so important, before we go on to explore two big rites of passage: birth and death.

In many ways, Resurgence & Ecologist is all about presenting humanity (and its relationship to the planet and all we share it with) sometimes showing smallness, and sometimes wonderful generosity, but with above all things our ability to see and hopefully honour what matters, even if and perhaps especially when we cannot capture or hold on to it, because that precarity is what makes life here so precious for us all.

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Featured articles from the latest issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine

The stars are for everyone

Fern Leigh Albert reports on the ongoing campaign to keep wild camping legal in Devon’s Dartmoor National Park. In the run up to a case at The Supreme Court, further actions are planned to highlight this deeply valued freedom to wild camp on Dartmoor.

Green & Away

The much loved 'home' of the annual Resurgence summer camp, Green & Away was Europe’s first environmentally sound conference site - set up in 1991. Every year since, volunteers, interns and event participants have gathered to learn and to experience low-impact living. Peter Lang tells the story.

Tennis vs Climate Change - advantage which?

With the annual Wimbledon tournament looming, tennis coach Laura Slater asks how sustainable and environmentally friendly the game really is and investigates what needs to be done to improve its climate-friendly credentials. Now is the time for genuine engagement on environmental issues and bold decisions.

The edge of motherhood

New motherhood is an invitation to cross the threshold between independence and interdependence, and, by doing so, to find a new way of being more rooted in community. Elizabeth Wainwright seeks out 'the ecology of care' we were once all rooted in.

The joys of a garden gone wild

A move to a house with a semi-wild garden left Stephanie Boxall overwhelmed by the work to be done. But, aware of the crisis facing the natural world, she learned to accept the wildness - and find joy in it.

Art as a way of being

Satish Kumar celebrates a life-affirming and truly collaborative street art project in New Delhi. The open-air art gallery of the Lodhi neighbourhood features the work of 50 artists from around the world who transformed the ordinary walls of Delhi into extraordinary artworks.

Picture Credits

Cover image: Penton Lane 3, 2021 by Hannah Brown Photo by Anna Arca; The stars are for everyone: Photo © Fern Leigh Albert; Green & Away: Aerial view of the camp courtesy of Green & Away. Photo by Nick Parsons; Tennis vs Climate Change - advantage which?: Painting by Holland Cunningham; The edge of motherhood: women and children by Caitlin Connolly; The joys of a garden gone wild: Celebration, woodcut by Joanna Bourne; Art as a way of being: Imagine A World by Neethi, photo by Sunil Malhotra.

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