What’s Next for Earth Art Call: How Globalization Undermines Resilience

| January 26, 2023 | Leave a Comment

What’s Next for Earth is a participative art project on Instagram that invites artists to respond to a bi-monthly topic, reflecting on the human predicament. An online exhibition will be on view on this website and on the the What’s Next for Earth’s website

You are invited to participate in @WhatsNextForEarth’s art call GLOBALIZATION, open until February 28th, 2023. 
Follow What’s Next for Earth on Instagram.

“Globalization is largely about the relentless pursuit of economic efficiency. And while there are benefits to efficiency (increasing profits, minimizing waste), as an economic strategy it has serious costs to community resilience. Wealthier countries lose jobs for higher-paid wage laborers, as well as the skill base and the infrastructure to produce goods and equipment. The offshoring of manufacturing to poorer nations reduces domestic pollution but increases pollution in the exporting nations (which often have less stringent regulations). Economic inequality increases, both within nations and between nations. And as regions specialize, there is an overall loss of local diversity in jobs.”
Richard Heinberg

Welcome to the fifth chapter of the Think Resilience course: Economy and Society. In this session we’ll explore the economic and equity aspects of our sustainability crises, and how they influence community resilience:
– Lesson 16- How Globalization Undermines Resilience
– Lesson 17- Economic Relocalization
– Lesson 18- Social Justice
– Lesson 19- Education

How to Participate

Sign up for the THINK RESILIENCE FREE ONLINE COURSE if you did not do it before.

The best is to watch all the lessons before this one to get an overview of the Human Predicament. Each video is related to the previous one. If you do not have the time, PLEASE READ THE VIDEO TRANSCRIPT of “How Globalization Undermines Resilience”, lesson 16.

1. Please make artwork or share a project in response to the Think Resilience lesson #16: How Globalization Undermines Resilience.

2. Post it on your Instagram page. Include a description of your piece in your photo’s caption: – – title, technique, size,
– explain how it relates to the theme
– Choose an excerpt of the lesson (you can copy and paste from the video transcript).

3. Copy and paste all these tags at the end of your description – select the whole list (from top to bottom), and copy and paste them in your post right after the description of your piece:


About the THINK RESILIENCE online course


Richard Heinberg 2015

Richard Heinberg

Think Resilience is hosted by Richard Heinberg, one of the world’s leading experts on the urgency and challenges of moving society away from fossil fuels.

We live in a time of tremendous political, environmental, and economic upheaval. What should we do?

Think Resilience is an online course offered by Post Carbon Institute to help you get started on doing something. It features twenty-two video lectures—about four hours total—by Richard Heinberg, one of the world’s foremost experts on the urgency and challenges of transitioning society away from fossil fuels. Think Resilience is rooted in Post Carbon Institute’s years of work in energy literacy and community resilience. It packs a lot of information into four hours, and by the end of the course you’ll have good start on two important skills:

1. How to make sense of the complex challenges society now faces. What are the underlying, systemic forces at play? What brought us to this place? Acting without this understanding is like putting a bandage on a life-threatening injury.

2. How to build community resilience. While we must also act in our individual lives and as national and global citizens, building the resilience of our communities is an essential response to the 21st century’s multiple sustainability crises.

Here are the previous lessons:
CHAPTER ONE – Our converging Crisis
– Energy, (lesson 2)
– Population and Consumption (lesson 3)
– Depletion (lesson 4)
– Pollution (Lesson 5)
CHAPTER TWO – The Roots and Results of Our Crises
– Political & Economic Management (Social Structure) (lesson 6)
– Belief Systems (lesson 7)
– Biodiversity (lesson 8)
– Collapse (lesson 9)
CHAPTER THREE – Making Change
In this session, we’ll learn how change happens and how we might influence change in human society:- Thinking in Systems (lesson 10)
– Shifting Cultural Stories (lesson 11)
– Culture Change and Neuroscience (lesson 12)
CHAPTER FOUR – Resilience Thinking
– What is Resilience? (lesson 13)
– Community Resilience in the 21st Century (lesson 14)
– Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience (lesson 15)
CHAPTER 5 – Economy and Society
– How Globalization Undermines Resilience (lesson 16)
– Economic Relocalization (lesson 17)
– Social Justice (lesson 18)
– Education (lesson 19)
CHAPTER 6: Basic Needs and Functions
– Meeting Essential Community Needs (lesson 20)
– Resilience in Major Sectors (lesson 21)
– Review, Assessment & Action (lesson 22)

What’s Next For Earth is an art project created by Michele Guieu, eco-artist, and MAHB Arts Coordinator, to reflect on the climate emergency, the human predicament and envision a desirable future. The project is supported by the MAHB. If you have any questions, please send a message to michele@mahbonline.org. 
Thank you ~

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