Wild Edges – A Coastal Immersion

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The Atlantic ocean rolls over both the rocky and sandy shores of the Cape peninsula and its surrounding towns, washing and bashing ancient foraging foot paths, slave graves and shipwrecks. The southwest African coast has a rich history between land, ocean and people. The Khoi name for the Cape is Camissa – ‘the place of sweet waters’, referring to the abundance of brook waters that rush down to meet the Atlantic. The Cape is one of the most biodiverse places on earth, and yet has some of the worst inequality in the world. This poetic tragedy provides the backdrop for our explorations into the liminal space between wild and domesticated, ocean and land, past and present. When taking refuge in pristine nature is not always available to us, how might we become awake and alive to the more-than-human world?

In this three-day submersion in ocean and coast, we will explore the histories of relationship between people, land and sea. Our journey will take us along the east coast of the Cape Peninsula, from Kalk Bay to Cape Point, beautifying, snorkelling, swimming, foraging and feasting.

Date and Time

7 to 9 November 2022

Slow option: 7 to 10 November 2022

Extra slow option: 6 to 10 November 2022

Facilitators

Sustainability Institute | The Beach Co-op | Veld & Sea | Aweh Kaapstad

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