I sat down for an interview with Scott Johnson of the Institute from my home in rural Ireland; we chatted about the Irish elders I’ve talked to, and how their close communities and traditional culture allowed them to survive crises like the bank strikes of the 1960s and 70s.

The Low Technology Institute, in Wisconsin, USA, researches ways of adapting to the difficult future we see ahead — they do a blog, podcast, and videos, and offer regular workshops and memberships, and they’re well worth your time

Top photo: Eviction scene in Ireland (ca 1888) by Robert French. The Lawrence Photograph Collection via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eviction_scene,_Ireland_(23426826123).jpg