Ikram Hamdi Mansour on humans, nature and ‘eco-psychology’
In this episode of the ‘Big Climate Movement’ we are talking about youth activism and the pragmatic question of how the new norms around climate change are seeping into the more practical world around us.
Rawan interviews the well-rounded Ikram Mansour from Algeria, who brings the principles of sustainability into practice in her work as an architect and cultural community manager. Ikram is passionate about “the connection between humans, nature and quantum physics” and she introduces us to the field of ‘eco-architecture’ and ‘eco-psychology’. We also talk a little about climate change anxiety.
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In this episode
Ikram Hamdi Mansour is an Eco-Architect and Cultural Manager. Her main research interests revolve around the shelter as a concept to redefine and re-imagining society’s current relationship with nature. She is a founder of a startup ‘Tumast’ that supports companies and individuals towards an ecologically sustainable and psychologically healthy lifestyle. Her involvement in different artistic and cultural projects leads her to create ‘Climate Change, Culture Change’ an initiative that designs and implements cultural, innovative and participatory actions in Algeria that aims to raise awareness of local communities around ecological justice and social justice.
For those interested in further readings as mentioned by Bart, here are the articles referred to:
- This is a good piece by the BBC on climate change anxiety: ‘Eco-anxiety’: how to spot it and what to do about it’
- The deep adaption article that is mentioned that is so bleak that it sent people to therapy: ‘Deep Adaptation:A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy’
- Here is the report of the American Psychological Association on mental health and climate change: ‘Climate change is threatening mental health’