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Cumberland Place, Regent's Park

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COVID-19 class 3

“ecofascism” and the human as “virus” ... including thoughts on racism and the uncanny valley, abjection and patriarchal logic, and toilet paper.

COVID-19 Class 3 (Twitter)
COVID-19 class 3 (Zoom)

Timothy Morton
@the_eco_thought

Photomovie. Tulip


Photomovie. Tulip (Flickr)
Music. Mogwai


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COVID-19 class 2

what would ecological awareness do to our deep deep sense of what words like “see” and “idea” mean? This class is more technical than 1 but it will give you some good utopian things to hold on to:

COVID-19 class 2 (Twitter)
COVID-19 class 2 (Zoom)

Timothy Morton
@the_eco_thought

Fear of Covid-19 is a mental contagion

Panic brings out the worst in us. Instead let’s spread courage and solidarity. One can be aware of the coronavirus, aware of what needs to be done to minimise its spread – and we must do those things. But one should not make the situation worse with the negative imagination that is fear. For, like fire, imagination can create or it can destroy. It can make us act from our worst selves. That is what panic does. Panic is fear on steroids. With panic, sanity is lost. Ever since the virus entered our mental culture, it has become omnipresent. We have been engulfed in its world, in its fearsome power.

Fear of Covid-19 is a mental contagion – and that's something we can fight
by Ben Okri

Yogurt, dried fruit, nuts and an orange



Yogurt, dried fruit, nuts and an orange

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Hampstead Heath



Hampstead Heath

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Acacia, Hampstead Heath



Acacia, Spaniards Road, Hampstead Heath, NW3

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Mount Vernon, Hampstead



Mount Vernon, Hampstead

Jack Straw's Castle, Hampstead



Jack Straw's Castle, Hampstead (wiki) 

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The O2 Centre, Swiss Cottage



The O2 Centre, Swiss Cottage

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We cannot go back to business as usual

Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen. She said humanity was placing too many pressures on the natural world with damaging consequences, and warned that failing to take care of the planet meant not taking care of ourselves.

Aaron Bernstein, at the Harvard School of Public Health in the US, said the destruction of natural places drives wildlife to live close to people and that climate change was also forcing animals to move: “That creates an opportunity for pathogens to get into new hosts.”
“We’ve had Sars, Mers, Covid-19, HIV. We need to see what nature is trying to tell us here. We need to recognise that we’re playing with fire,” he said.
“The separation of health and environmental policy is a ​dangerous delusion. Our health entirely depends on the climate and the other organisms we share the planet with.”


Coronavirus: 'Nature is sending us a message’, says UN environment chief

Covid-19 is nature's wake-up call

A bubble has finally been burst – but will we now attend to the other threats facing humanity?

We have been living in a bubble, a bubble of false comfort and denial. In the rich nations, we have begun to believe we have transcended the material world. The wealth we’ve accumulated – often at the expense of others – has shielded us from reality. Living behind screens, passing between capsules – our houses, cars, offices and shopping malls – we persuaded ourselves that contingency had retreated, that we had reached the point all civilisations seek: insulation from natural hazards.

Covid-19 is nature's wake-up call to complacent civilisation
by George Monbiot

COVID-19 . Ecological Cultural Criticism

Hi everyone, I am back with the online teaching stuff, haven’t recorded a class for ages! So in the spirit of mutual aid-ness, here is this class I taught yesterday on COVID-19 ... for my Ecological Cultural Criticism class

COVID-19. Ecological Cultural Criticism (Twitter)

COVID-19 . Ecological Cultural Criticism (Zoom)

Timothy Morton
@the_eco_thought


We are parts of wholes. Remember to be kind. “Don’t grow up. Grow down”

Photomovie. Light Rain


Music. Omar Sosa 

Euston Tower, Regent's Place





Euston Tower, Regent's Place

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Primrose Hill





I decide to get out on my bike this morning, up over Primrose Hill. My usual place for a morning meditative moment of writing has shut for the duration, as has everything else, except the food shops.

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Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage



Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, NW3.

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Swiss Cottage Library



Swiss Cottage Library Pedestrian

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Leisure Centre & Library



Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre & Library. We have temporarily closed, until further notice.

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Elephant, School, Taxi



Elephant, School, Taxi.

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Maryon House, Goldhurst Terrace



Maryon House, Goldhurst Terrace

Coronavirus. Stay at home



Coronavirus. Isolate your household. Stay at home.

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McDonald's Swiss Cottage



McDonald's Swiss Cottage

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Swiss Cottage Station Closed



Changes to TfL services due to Covid-19. Swiss Cottage Station Closed.

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Swiss Cottage Open Space



Winchester Mews, Swiss Cottage Open Space.

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100 Avenue Road



100 Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, NW3.

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Stop. Do you have a new continuous cough?



Stop. Do you have a new continuous cough, and, or a high temperature (37.8 c or higher)? If you have answered "yes', please do not enter the surgery. Return home immediately and self-isloate for 7 days. Thank you.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/  

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Marriott Swiss Cottage



Marriott Swiss Cottage

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