Seeing & Understanding

During 2021, we’ll be identifying people and organisations that are already being Bioregional in their practice and bringing them all together. We’ll also start planning our first Learning Journey which we hope, Pandemic permitting, will take place in May 2022.

Gaelic in the Landscape, Guided Walk by John Murray, photo Clare Cooper
As we prepare for the Learning Journey, we’ll be asking ourselves:
  • What ideas, practices and people seem to be modelling Bioregioning?  Where are the practice pioneers and new experiences? How are they interacting with other bioregions and existing administrative boundaries?
  • Where is Bioregioning happening already in Tay Country and what can we learn?
  • To what extent and how has Bioregioning played a role in shaping other localities to date?  Which other places, sectors and disciplines are asking similar questions and developing practice?
Ancient Deer Forest expedition, Glenshee, photo Clare Cooper
The kinds of questions participants on the Learning Journey will be asking are:
  • What are the conditions that are holding the problems in place?
  • How can we better understand the role of Bioregioning in developing the new social values we will need to transition to a ‘bigger than self’ age?
  • How can we develop a better understanding of the role of Bioregioning in shaping the ‘next’ economy we need to survive and thrive?
  • What can we understand from existing Bioregions about the kinds of governance, policy and infrastructure frameworks we need for rapid evolution?