Borrowed Time: on death, dying & change

Borrowed Time:

on death, dying & change

 October 31 – November 2, 2021

and at other times too

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What constitutes ‘a good death’? How do we know death, personally? What room do we make for the dead –– within our relationships, our ways of speaking, our shared geographies? And how might the insights of end-of-life care and death practices help us to navigate the fundamental unsustainability of the dominant culture, and to better imagine what comes after it. 

From now until the end of November 2021 we are opening a space to explore these and other questions pertaining to death, dying and change, and to ask what dying has to teach us about living well, and living sustainably. 

We proposed our theme before the world was gripped by a global pandemic. Whilst still overshadowed by civilisation’s ongoing extermination of the natural world, Borrowed Time’s parallel, human thread – our relationship with and understanding of personal dying – has most certainly been sharpened by the more than a million lives lost so far to Covid 19.   

We are now designing the main event, which will happen October 31 to November 2. We very much hope that this will be a face2face event at our usual venue, Dartington Hall in South Devon, England. But we’re all too keenly aware there will be things that mitigate against that possibility. At best we believe we may be able to host a socially-distanced event with limited numbers but with plenty of guests and presenters joining us virtually from across the world. We’re planning on a host of workshop offers, many of which will be clustered around these dates, some (or even many) of which will take place virtually. We’re planning on the basis not of what we may or may not be allowed to do by our populist government, but what we should be doing to protect all involved.

We will close Borrowed Time joining with our friends at ONCA as they mark the 10th anniversary of their renowned Remembrance Day for Lost Species at the end of November. 

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[main image: Fallen Bee (detail) Sarah Gillespie]

 

Borrowed Time events programme (featured events)

see the whole programme

june

23jun13:0014:15FeaturedVirtual EventKeynote: Dr Rachel Clarke13:00 - 14:15 Event type:Keynote,Presentation

july

02jul13:0014:00FeaturedVirtual EventIn conversation with... Sophie Pierce & moreWriter Sophie Pierce reads from her work-in-progress book, The Green hill13:00 - 14:00 ZoomEvent type:Presentation

september

05sep(sep 5)14:3009(sep 9)16:00FeaturedResearch Lab • Vulture: a WakeA collaborative research lab into the textures of our troubled times14:30 - 16:00 (9) Dartington HallEvent type:Workshop

october

31oct16:2017:40FeaturedKeynote: Bayo AkomolafeA keynote talk from Bayo Akomolafe16:20 - 17:40 Studio 1Event type:Keynote,Presentation

31oct19:3021:00FeaturedKeynote: Paul Michael Henrya Butoh-inspired dance performance19:30 - 21:00 Studio 1Event type:Keynote,Presentation

november

01nov14:1015:05FeaturedKeynote: Caroline HickmanA keynote talk from Caroline Hickman14:10 - 15:05 Dartington HallEvent type:Keynote,Presentation

Borrowed Time events archive/gallery

30oct13:0014:00Artist conversation • Pascale PetitPoet Pascale Petit in conversation with Mat Osmond13:00 - 14:00 ZoomEvent type:Panel / conversation

20nov13:0014:00Artist conversation: Yuli SommeArtist/maker Yuli Somme in conversation with Richard Povall13:00 - 14:00 ZoomEvent type:Panel / conversation

11dec19:3020:30Artist conversation: Stephen JenkinsonStephen Jenkinson in conversation with Christos Galanis19:30 - 20:30 ZoomEvent type:Panel / conversation

02apr13:0014:00Virtual EventArtist conversation: Charlotte Du Cann with Dom Bury and Caroline Rossa Borrowed Time conversation13:00 - 14:00 ZoomEvent type:Panel / conversation

23jun13:0014:15FeaturedVirtual EventKeynote: Dr Rachel Clarke13:00 - 14:15 Event type:Keynote,Presentation

 


News

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Join the BT Facebook Group

Join the BT Facebook Group

We have created a Facebook Group for Borrowed Time. If you want to join in on the conversation before (and ... Read More
Registration information

Registration information

Registrations are offered on the assumption that we will have a face2face meeting in November with some people attending remotely ... Read More
Programme planning

Programme planning

The call for proposals has now closed. We'd like to thank the more-than 200 of you who sent in a ... Read More
Autumn conversations

Autumn conversations

We are launching Borrowed Time with a series of online conversations relating to the themes of death and dying. Each ... Read More
On unpredictability

On unpredictability

A note on unpredictability We’re very grateful to all of you who sent us proposals for our initial deadline. We ... Read More
A postponement and a re-think

A postponement and a re-think

We’ve decided after much discussion to postpone Borrowed Time until November 2021. It’s becoming clearer every day that the measures ... Read More

 


Articles, related events and more…

Mourning our pets

Mourning our pets

Our friend Yuli Somme from Bellacouche has sent this beautiful piece I remember years ago my daughter cradling her dead ... Read More
Goodness and acceptance

Goodness and acceptance

Thanks to Caspar Henderson @casparhenderson for sharing these words from Iris Murdoch: “Goodness is connected with the acceptance of real ... Read More
Ear plugs...

Ear plugs…

There was once a tradition in Hookland of sextons and gravediggers wearing special ear plugs to prevent the dead whispering ... Read More
Sophie Pierce in The Observer

Sophie Pierce in The Observer

Sophie Pierce is in conversation with art.earth’s Richard Povall on Friday April 9. She will be talking about her son ... Read More
The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal

The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal

Call for Papers for The 15th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and DisposalIn increasingly fractured and ... Read More
Portugal’s Parliament passes assisted dying bill

Portugal’s Parliament passes assisted dying bill

Portuguese lawmakers have voted in support of legal assisted dying for the incurably suffering, making a change in the law one step ... Read More

 


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Hi all
A reminder of tomorrow's first Borrowed Time keynote event, a talk by writer Dr. Rachel Clarke. Dr Clarke received acclaim not just for her outspoken and fearless advocacy for her fellow Junior Doctors during their national strike in 2016, but for her subsequent publications Dear Life, a doctor’s story of love and loss(2017), Your Life in my Hands: a Junior Doctor’s Story (2020) any most recently Breathtaking: inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic (2021).
The Sunday Times says that Rachel ‘writes with a tender, lyrical beauty; The Guardian in a similar vein describes her words as ‘brimful of love, grace and kindness’.
Before going to medical school, Rachel Clarke was a television journalist and documentary maker. She now specialises in palliative medicine, caring deeply about helping patients live the end of their lives as fully and richly as possible – and in the power of human stories to build empathy and inspire change. Much of her work explores love, loss, grief, dying and what really matters at the end of life –– core themes for Borrowed Time.
Details are at art-earth.org.uk/borrowed-time-keynote-dr-rachel.../
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Hi all
A reminder of tomorrows first Borrowed Time keynote event, a talk by writer Dr. Rachel Clarke.  Dr Clarke received acclaim not just for her outspoken and fearless advocacy for her fellow Junior Doctors during their national strike in 2016, but for her subsequent publications Dear Life, a doctor’s story of love and loss(2017), Your Life in my Hands: a Junior Doctor’s Story (2020) any most recently Breathtaking: inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic (2021). 
The Sunday Times says that Rachel ‘writes with a tender, lyrical beauty; The Guardian in a similar vein describes her words as ‘brimful of love, grace and kindness’.
Before going to medical school, Rachel Clarke was a television journalist and documentary maker. She now specialises in palliative medicine, caring deeply about helping patients live the end of their lives as fully and richly as possible – and in the power of human stories to build empathy and inspire change. Much of her work explores love, loss, grief, dying and what really matters at the end of life –– core themes for Borrowed Time.
Details are at https://art-earth.org.uk/borrowed-time-keynote-dr-rachel.../
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Our featured artist for June, Haruko Okano, has recently trained as a Death Doula and says that she is ‘as curious about life as I am about death’. Explore her life and recent work at https://art-earth.org.uk/haruko-okano/

July’s First Friday (2nd at 13.00 BST) is the Throes of Grief collective @The_Oxy_Lady and writer Sophie Pierce @sophiepierce introducing her book The Green Hill exploring 'the weather and tides' of grief using swimming & landscape as 'active mourning’ https://art-earth.org.uk/in-conversation-sophie-pierce/

The latest http://art.earth news & events update has just been published - https://mailchi.mp/f14736863020/artearth-news-and-events-4310773

Tomorrow #borrowed-time Rachel Clarke @doctor_oxford acclaimed for fearless advocacy for #NHSuk & for Dear Life, a doctor’s story of love and loss, Your Life in my Hands: a Junior Doctor’s Story any now Breathtaking: inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic https://borrowed-time.info/keynote-address-dr-rachel-clarke/

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