risk and difficult decisions
Hard questions of extinction and loss and what is to be valued and what is to be let go.
Current interests also include extractivist politics and the perception of risk.
“situation involving exposure to danger the possibility that something unpleasant or unwelcome will happen a person or thing regarded as likely to turn out well or badly in a particular context or respect” http://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/risk [dead link]
Phillips, P. (2011). The case of the lengthening legs: cane toads in northern Australia. Fremantle.
“Over 70 years a rich network of associations, as monster, plague bringer, scientific subject, pet and folk anti-hero has developed. Of prime concern is how we resolve the place of cane toads as ‘feral’ in a future ecology, given the considerable impact they have on the animals around them, and given their imbrication into a fabric of fear of invasion and change. Can they be envisaged anew as part of resilient ecosystems or are the changes too great?”