The Bagri Foundation and The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts welcome Satish Kumar as part of its 2015 partnership lecture series. Satish is the current editor of Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine in addition to his lifelong work as an activist for peace and environmental preservation.
On the topic of his lecture he writes:
In ancient times, in traditional societies, people were makers. They used their hands to transform ordinary clay into beautiful objects of beauty and function. More or less everybody, knowingly or unknowingly, used their imagination and creativity. This was true in tribal societies as well as cultures such as those in India and China.
Now we have become mere consumers and the consequence of this is frustration, meaninglessness and anxiety. Perhaps the time has come when we should return to a natural state of being makers again. “