Soliphilia

“Soliphilia” is the love of the totality of our place relationships, and a willingness to accept the political responsibility for protecting and conserving them at all scales. The concept has its origins in the French solidaire (interdependent) and the Latin solidus (solid or whole), and, the love of one’s fellow citizens and neighbors implied by the Greek … Continue reading Soliphilia

Solastalgia, Soliphilia, Eutierria and Art.

Many traditional cultures and their indigenous languages have words for home-heart-environment relationships, however, it is interesting to note that modern English has very few. I created the concept of ‘solastalgia’ to fill this void and to give expression in the English language to a fundamentally important relationship between people, communities and their home environment. I … Continue reading Solastalgia, Soliphilia, Eutierria and Art.

Caretaking a new Landscape of the Mind (2011 for Ingenius)

There is a real need for new concepts in the English language that help us understand the vital relationship between our physical environment and our mental states. We need a new conceptual ecology to remember and reunite that which we have almost forgotten. Our appreciation of nature, for many city-based and urban citizens, is now … Continue reading Caretaking a new Landscape of the Mind (2011 for Ingenius)

Solastalgia and the Creation of New Ways of Living (2010)

Albrecht, G.A. (2010) Solastalgia and the Creation of New Ways of Living, Chapter 13 in Pretty, J. and Pilgrim S., (eds), Nature and Culture: Rebuilding Lost Connections, London, Earthscan, pp.217-234. Introduction: The global transformation of place and psychoterratic dis-ease Cultures all over the world have concepts in their language that relate psychological states to states … Continue reading Solastalgia and the Creation of New Ways of Living (2010)

Public Heritage in the Symbiocene.

Public Heritage in the Symbiocene (draft). Albrecht, G.A. (2018) Public Heritage in The Symbiocene, The Oxford Handbook of Public Heritage Theory and Practice Edited by Angela M. Labrador and Neil Asher Silberman. Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Public Archaeology, Online Publication Date: Mar 2018. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190676315.013.12 https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-public-heritage-theory-and-practice-9780190676315?cc=au&lang=en& Glenn A. Albrecht Honorary Fellow; School of Geosciences, The … Continue reading Public Heritage in the Symbiocene.

Pessimism Vs Optimism

From ‘Earth Emotions: “Although a transdisciplinary philosopher by inclination, I have attempted to give “Generation Symbiocene” a relentless, optimistic and practical view of their future. Such extreme optimism is needed to counter the ruthless pessimism that is emerging from the critics of the Anthropocene and the collective wisdom of scientists who keep warning us about … Continue reading Pessimism Vs Optimism

Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity

The loss of identity tied to a sense of place was one of the defining characteristics of my concept of solastalgia.[1] The issue of “identity” was even in the sub-title of the first publication devoted to it.  In my first publication on this topic I argued that, while solastalgia is a serious psychic condition, it … Continue reading Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity

Glossary of New Words for a New World (WordPress Links).

Corrumpalism Ecoagnosy Endemophilia Eutierria Ghedeist Ghehds Global dread Mermerosity Meteoranxiety Psychoterratic Solastalgia Soliphilia Sumbiography Sumbiocentrc  Sumbiocentrism Sumbiocracy, Sumbiocriticism Sumboikos Sumbiovore, Sumbiotarian, Sumbioculture Sumbiology Sumbiologist Sumbiophilia Sumbiopolis Sumbiosic, Sumbiosic development, sumbiosity Symbiocene (The) Sumbioism, Symbioist Symbioment symbiomimicry Terranascia, Terraphthora, Terrafurie Tierracide Terraliben Tierratrauma Topoaversion Topophobia Topopinia Tinpany

The Psychoterratic Typology

The Psychoterratic Typology (see Glossary) Negative Emotions Origin Positive Emotions Origin Biophobia Kellert & Wilson 1995 Biophilia Wilson 1984 Ecoagnosy Albrecht 2017 Ecoliteracy Orr 1991 Ecoamnesia Kahn 1999 Sumbiophilia Albrecht 2018 Ecoanxiety Leff 1990 Eutierria Albrecht 2010 Ecocide Galston 1970s Terraliben Albrecht 2018 Eco-Necrophilia Fromm 1965 Biophilia Fromm 1965 Ecoparalysis Rees 2007 Soliphilia Albrecht 2009 Ecophobia … Continue reading The Psychoterratic Typology