In February 2016 I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (University of Wollongong, Australia) on the first phase of a year long vice-chancellor’s international visiting scholar award.
The aim of this fellowship is to lay the groundwork for on-going collaborations that investigate and promote the value of arts and humanities approaches to Global Environmental Change (hereafter GEC) research. Specifically it extends my existing interests through a focus on creative making, as a cultural-industrial practice and as a set of research methods. It focuses on three specific activities:
1) Researching “Making” Environmental Futures Working with AUSCCER scholars we will explore how practices of making (industrial, creative, amateur) might ‘make’ other environmental futures possible.
2) Developing Creative Earth Futures at Large Developing my existing collaboration with Dr Anja Kanngieser we will develop a series of radio documentaries and sound installations to engage ‘publics’ with global environmental change.
3) Networking Creative Earth Futures We will organise a series of three interdisciplinary events, exploring the role of creative practices and research methods with respect to GEC knowledge and action.