About the Editor

Shaun Chamberlin has been involved with the Transition Network since its inception, cofounding Transition Town Kingston and authoring the movement’s second book, The Transition Timeline, in 2009. He is managing director of the Fleming Policy Centre and former chair of the Ecological Land Co-operative, and has spoken at venues ranging from Occupy camps to parliaments. In exploring the cultural narratives charting society’s course he has written for or edited a diverse range of books, magazines, academic journals, and other publications, as well as becoming one of Extinction Rebellion’s first arrestees.

His regular collaboration with his close friend David Fleming included coauthoring a significant UK All Party Parliamentary report together. He then brought Fleming’s Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It to posthumous publication alongside the paperback Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy – which he drew from the larger work – as well as acting as executive producer on the 2019 film about Fleming’s legacy, The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilisation?

More at his website www.darkoptimism.org