Becoming the Future - Environmental Just


Joni Adamson is Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English and Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She has lectured on the Environmental Humanities in Australia, China, France, Germany, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and across the US. She is the author and/or co-editor of many books and volumes that helped to establish and expand the environmental humanities and environmental studies, including Humanities for the Environment (HfE): Integrating Knowledge, Forging New Constellations of Practice (2016, Routledge); Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies—Conversations from Earth to Cosmos (2016, Routledge); Keywords for Environmental Studies (New York University Press, 2016); American Studies, Ecocriticism and Citizenship (Routledge 2013); and The Environmental Justice Reader (University of Arizona Press, (2002). Her groundbreaking monograph, American Indian Literature, Environmental Justice and Ecocriticism (University of Arizona Press, 2001) was published at the front edge of the environmental justice movement and helped shape transnational American Studies and the environmental humanities.

Environmental Justice
16 and 17 November 2019, 10am - 4pm
Narrandera Arts and Community Centre, NSW

Join the Cad Factory for an interactive workshop exploring how the concept of environmental justice relates to art practice in our time of ecological crisis. Engaging complex issues such as the role of different knowledges, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous systems, in environmental decision-making and how we might understand and respond to non-human needs and rights, this seminar is a unique opportunity to investigate how art might contribute to creating a more equitable, joyful and flourishing future. This workshop will be led by leading environmental justice scholar Joni Adamson, with the Cad Factory’s Artistic Director, Vic McEwan, and Kirsten Wehner, the Director of PhotoAccess, the ACT’s centre for photography, film-making and the media arts, linking Joni’s work to artistic and curatorial practice.

Artist Janet Laurence will share her past and upcoming art practices about how 'art can provoke its audience into a renewed awareness about our environment’.

George Main, curator at the Centre for Anthropocene Australia, National Museum of Australia, and author of Heartland: the Regeneration of Rural Place, will share ideas about the integration of the environmental humanities with curatorial practice.

This seminar will be delivered in a small group of up to 25 people. Fifteen places will be prioritised for artists living in regional locations.  

You will be required to submit an Expression of Interest form. EOIs have been extended to Sunday 13 October. You will be notified on Wednesday 16 October if you have been selected. Ten selected NSW regional artists will receive $100 towards covering their accommodation and travel costs.

Expressions of Interest for this seminar are now closed.

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