Occupied Cascadia is a documentary film both journalistic and expressionistic. Exploring the emerging understanding of bioregionalism within the lands and waters of the Northeast Pacific Rim, the filmmakers interweave intimate landscape portraits with human voices both ideological and indigenous. Stories from the land contrast critique of dominant culture, while an embrace of the radical unknown [...]
It’s in the water. Cascadia Matters has taken OCCUPIED CASCADIA the film on tour to the great lakes portion of Laurentia .We will be traveling primarily around the boundary waters from Ely into St. Paul, Minneapolis, and tentatively Chicago. After the film there will be a discussion with the directors and local individuals on the challenges facing the waters of [...]
The Astrology of 2013 Part 1 It has been the case that artists presage scientific discovery. Joyce entered his characters’ minds before Freud got there. The cutting edge of artistic expression leads science. This is because artists are responding to the energy of the society they live in, and are inspired by bits of contact [...]
A short review of “Decolonizing Cascadia? Rethinking Critical Geographies Conference” at UBC-Vancouver, November 16-17th, 2012. Unceded Coast Salish Territories By Casey Bryan Corcoran Driving home to the High Desert from the mouth of the Fraser River on November 18th, Cascadia was just starting to get some of that “extreme weather” you’ve all heard about on [...]
There is a new student film on Cascadia that is of interest. I’m glad they correct the Beer Bottle Borders and show the Bioregional Boundaries accurately. Map making has historically been an overtly colonial endeavor, and as we turn to bioregionalism to re-assert healthy boundaries throughout Turtle Island, it can’t be emphasized enough that we need to [...]
I just returned from a trip to Chicago. Outside of the professional scope of my reasons for being there, I am left terrified by what I experienced.