Anthropocene Campus Melbourne 2018

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Deakin University are hosting the Anthropocene Campus Melbourne between the 3rd and 6th of September, 2018. Participants take part in a range of lectures, field trips and workshops to explore the theme of the ‘elemental’.  Confirmed speakers include Karen Barad, Hannah Landecker, and Margaret Jolly. More information can be found here.

Writing Slow Disaster in the Anthropocene: A Workshop

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This upcoming workshop, to be held at Deakin University, will likely be of interest to many of PERC’s members. The writing workshop centres around discussions and writing exercises to work with the theme of ‘slow disaster in the Anthropocene.’ ‘Slow disaster’ refers to the environmental and infrastructural degradation that result from “inadequate risk assessments, industrial regulations, and the political narratives …

The Politics of Lawn-Mowing in the Age of Climate Change

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Could the ubiquitous act of mowing the lawn be a symbol of our dysfunctional relationship with nature? It’s at least a starting point for deeper reflection on the state of the planet, and just one of a range of provocative ideas to be aired by Massey University humanities scholars in a new public series at Takapuna Library, starting tonight. The …

That was Working With Nature

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The Working With Nature: Understanding Entanglements of Humans and Nonhumans in the Anthropocene conference organised by Nicholas Holm and Sy Taffel ran at Massey University’s Palmerston North campus on the 10th and 11th of April 2015. Over the two days we had around 28 presentations and 60 delegates which included Academics, artists and community activists from Aotearoa-New Zealand, Australia and …