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Future directions

Congratulations on reaching the end of the course! We’ve enjoyed engaging with your discussion, creative interventions and other contributions. Thanks also for all your feedback — we will take it …

Roundtable discussion

In this roundtable discussion, Matthew Kearnes, Susie Pratt and Stephen Muecke discuss the power of storytelling and opportunities for storytelling within the Environmental Humanities. Drawing from examples in their own …

Reflections on your interventions

This step features an audio discussion between Stephen Muecke and Susanne Pratt reflecting on a selection of creative interventions uploaded by learners in response to the task set in Week …

Communicating environmental issues

In her work, Environmental Humanities researcher Judy Motion looks at the public discourses that shape relationships between environment and society. In this video, Judy explains how important it is for …

Care and responsibility

In this video, Thom van Dooren reflects on his research into the ethical, cultural and political issues that arise in the context of species extinctions. Thom describes the responsibilities and …

Responsive attentiveness

Welcome to the final week of the course. We hope that you’ve enjoyed engaging in conversations about environmental issues and have gained an appreciation for how Environmental Humanities is responding …

Mode 1: Disrupting existing narratives

In this video, Prue Gibson (UNSW Alumna) describes artistic interventions at the nexus between plant science, art and earth jurisprudence which disrupt traditional ways of representing and understanding more-than-human sentience. …

Eco-criticism

In this video, UNSW alumna Jennifer Mae Hamilton introduces the notion of eco-criticism as a tool for intervening in the way nature is understood, imagined and made. Jennifer describes how …

Example 1: Creative arts

So far we have looked at written and oral stories. In this step and the ones that follow, we explore other modes of storytelling. In this video, Paul Brown introduces …

How to play the Game of Global Futures

Now, let’s try our hands at some storytelling of our own. In this step, Eben Kirksey and Karin Bolender introduce the Game of Global Futures, an imaginative storytelling exercise that …

Putting ideas into action

How do we translate our concerns about nature into action? In Weeks 1-2, we explored the dominant Western narratives about humans and nature and the negative effects this has had …

Critiquing care

In this video, Thom van Dooren and Susie Pratt critique different ideas of care. As Thom suggests, critique involves “refusing to take the world and our understandings for granted and …

Mode 3: art and environment

In this video, Susie Pratt and Judy Motion discuss how art can be used as a mode of restorying. The conversation between Susie and Judy focuses on ways in which …

Public participation in science & technology

In this video, Matthew Kearnes and Susie Pratt draw on questions and frameworks from the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and public engagement practices to explore questions that …

Environmental justice

Let’s consider how approaches from the Environmental Humanities might help to generate more ethical, attentive and care-ful responses to complex environmental issues. Now and in the steps that follow, some …