At Risk in the Climate Crisis
We are learning to live with a world that is seemingly perpetually at risk of everything nowadays, where responses are time sensitive, with consequences extending far beyond human domains, and throughout the more-than-human world. ‘At Risk in the Climate Crisis’ is both a Podcast Series and Symposium addressing the profound differences in knowledge practices around the unfolding climate crisis, and how any environmental action could, or should, respond, given the layered, multi-nodal risks involved. What is at risk? Whose risks matter? What knowledge do we need to effect change? How can we do better together from our diverse positions and situations? What are the personal and professional risks involved?
25 February 2022, 9am-4:30pm AEDT
Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
Keynote Speakers: Prof Katerina Teaiwa (opens in a new window) (ANU) and Prof Juan Salazar (opens in a new window) (WSU)
Established and emerging scholars interrogate what is at risk and how do we respond to the unfolding climate crisis. Presentations from David R. Cole, Nanda Jarosz, Tema Milstein, Julie Vulcan, Maud Quinzin, Jessica Weir, Christopher Lean, Rachel Ankeny, and Josh Wodak.
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Click here (opens in a new window) for the symposium booklet.
The symposium has been held on zoom on February 25, 2022. We sincerely thank all presenters and participants, as well as our sponsors and partners. Symposium co-conveners: Jessica Weir and Josh Wodak; symposium coordinator: Daniele Fulvi
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Leading thinkers from around the world talk about living on the brink of the climate crisis. How are we learning to live with loss and yet keep caring? How can we ditch denialism? What potentials and pitfalls arise from seeking action through technoscientific interventions? Why is Indigenous leadership important? We are all in this together, so come with us to gain a greater understanding about how thought leadership empowers material action.
Amongst 17 distinguished guests you'll hear from: Tony Birch, Nigel Clark, Michael Gillings, Lesley Head, Natasha Fjin, Cameron Muir, Ron Reed and Carolyn Smith. Former ABC radio host and environmental communicator, Gretchen Miller, invites a deep and personal dive into the impact of the climate crisis on our psyches, as we feel our way forward in uncertain and turbulent times.
Episode 1: Loss and Care
Episode 2: Ditching Denialism
Episode 3: Technoscientific Interventions
Episode 4: Indigenous Leadership
@RISK Co-conveners - Josh Wodak & Jessica Weir
@RISK is funded by The Seed Box – A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology, and is supported by the Institute for Culture and Society, WSU.
Image: >2 degrees of separation <2028: Moira vs <2 degrees of separation <2028: Moira, Josh Wodak, 2011