The launch of Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy, a new book by the late David Fleming, an Old Member of Trinity, will be celebrated with an event at which Jonathon Porritt CBE, former director of Friends of the Earth, and Shaun Chamberlin, editor of the Surviving the Future, will explore the topic ‘Could Brexit lead to the rediscovery of culture grounded in place?’
This small event will be held in the Sutro Room at Trinity College. Various themes in Fleming’s diverse work – from carnival to climate change, religion to resilience, manners to markets – may be explored in response to the interests of those present.
‘DAVID FLEMING (1940-2010) was a visionary thinker and writer who played significant roles in the genesis of the UK Green Party, the Transition Towns movement, and the New Economics Foundation, as well as chairing the Soil Association. He was also one of the early whistle-blowers on oil depletion and designer of the influential TEQs carbon/energy rationing system. Fleming read Modern History at Trinity, and later earned an MBA and then an MSc and PhD in economics (in 1988). These enabled him to better engage with and confound the mainstream, in support of his true passion and genius: understanding that diverse and mysterious thing ‘community’. His Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It was the work of over thirty years.’