“How does the point of view there relates, helps or goes against challenges that are posed by anthropocene? I assume that values created in Enlightenment era, in era of Industrialisation and during the birth of Nationalism are still the values that consciously and unconsciously are being passed on. I assume that those values can regard the Nature as the “other”. Nature as something that has to be viewed as a potential for growth and increase of the well being of human society (nation). So I would be interested to see what is the agency of non-human in the narratives of school education?”Jānis Balodis
Jānis Balodis has also been teaching drama and playwriting at the Academy of Culture of Latvia. At the moment his research is around school education programmes and values that are emphasised in history, literature and political science.