Paul Kingsnorth discusses The Dark Mountain Project, the decline of industrial civilization, and the myth of progress.
The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilization tells itself. They see that the world is entering an age of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling, and feel that our cultural responses should reflect this reality rather than denying it.
The Project grew out of a feeling that contemporary art and literature were failing to respond honestly or adequately to the scale of our entwined ecological, economic and social crises. They believe that writing and art have a crucial role to play in coming to terms with this reality, and in questioning its foundations.
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