Join speakers, including Alexis Wright, Claire Colebrook, Deborah Bird Rose, Tony Birch, Vicki Kirby and Jacqui Katona, in a discussion about the ethics of hope, the nature of life, and how to live and think in a changing climate. This free two-day conference brings together practitioners from the arts, sciences and humanities around questions about how to think of life – in all its forms – when the future is not what it used to be; how to engage with questions of ‘human’, ‘life’, ‘nature’, ‘culture’, ‘death’, ‘writing’, ‘agency’, and ‘animal’; and how non-Western epistemologies – especially Indigenous ones – and their conceptions of living systems can shift the assumptions of Western culture. The conference will explore the ethical place for hope in this reconfigured environment in which the future is emerging. Can there be hope without denial of the reach of the environmental crisis for humans, as for other life forms? Or does this question take too much for granted about the genesis and effects of climate change, the human and life itself?
Attendance is free and registration is essential.