Rewilding the Imagination

By Rob Hopkins, Rob Hopkins blog

Mark Sears has the wonderful job title of ‘Chief Wild Officer for the Wild Network’.  The Wild Network grew out of the film Project Wild Thing (see trailer below), and aims to reconnect young people with nature, inspired also by the findings of the 2012 Natural Childhood report.  Their mission is “to support children, parents and guardians to roam free, play wild and connect with nature”.  You can find out more about their work here.  Sounded like just the guy I needed to talk to… I wonder how you would evaluate the state of health of our collective imagination in 2017? I’d say it’s under stress, in the sense that we’re all under stress.  I think that in itself is having a massive impact on our ability to use our imagination.  It manifests in the amount of time we have available for it.  It just feels like it’s stressed.  There isn’t the...