Shaun Chamberlin on Dark Mountain, grief, despair and Dark Optimism

Excerpt from a longer video interview conducted by Rhonda Fabian at the start of the New Story Summit in Findhorn, Scotland, Sept 2014.

Full interview available at:

Transcript of this excerpt originally published in the Kosmos Journal, December 2014, as
“Shaun Chamberlin on ‘Dark Optimism’ and the power of grief”:

Interview on grief, Dark Optimism, aliveness and activism

The themes were developed further in his Winter 2016 piece for Kosmos,
“Confessions of a Hypocrite: Utopia in the Age of Ecocide”:

Confessions of a Hypocrite: Utopia in the Age of Ecocide

The New Story Summit ran 27 September – 3 October 2014 :

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