unruly ecologies


Time Title Speaker Affiliation
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Northbridge
Western Australian Museum
16:00 Biodiversity tour of the galleries Western Australian Museum
Art Gallery of Western Australia Theatrette
18:30 Keynote 1: Gaia Theory and Biodiversity Bruce Clarke Professor of Literature and Science, Department of English, Texas Tech University
Saturday Law Lecture Theatre, room 106, Law Building, The University of Western Australia
9:45 REGISTRATION, tea and coffee, web display
10:00 Housekeeping and opening notes Oron Catts Artist and SymbioticA Director
10:25 Biodiversity and the Eye Gregory Pryor Artist and Lecturer, School of Communications and Arts, Edith Cowan University
10:55 Title TBA Anas Ghadouani Associate Professor, School of Environmental Systems Engineering, The University of Western Australia
11:35 MORNING TEA, web display
11:50 Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Animals but Were Afraid to Ask Vegetables (talk by Skype) Timothy Morton Professor of English (Literature and the Environment), Department of English, University of California, Davis
12:35 LUNCH, web display
13:35 Keynote 2: Biodiversity through the years of our lives Jonathan Majer Professor of Invertebrate Conservation, Department of Agriculture and Environment, Curtin University
14:40 Interpreting Ecology in Fitzgerald Biosphere: Natural Patterns and OCBIL Theory Nathan McQoid Landscape Ecologist
15:15 AFTERNOON TEA, web display
15:30 Psychology, Water and the Rhetoric of Sustainability Geoff Syme Professor of Planning, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Edith Cowan University
16:00 Encountering biodiversity as a ‘matter of concern’ Lesley Instone Lecturer, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Newcastle University British contemporary artists
16:30 Uncertainty in the City (talk by Skype) Snæbjörnsdóttir and Wilson British contemporary artists
Technoscience and Biodiversity Panel
17:25 Title TBA Oron Catts Artist and SymbioticA Director
17:40 Title TBA Hideo Iwasaki Artist and Associate Professor Department of Electrical Engineering and Bioscience, Waseda University
17:55 A response to Catts and Iwasaki before opening up to audience questions Jane Calvert RCUK Academic Fellow, ESRC Centre for Innovation in Genomics, University of Edinburgh
18:15 Biodiversity and Art Summary Perdita Phillips Artist and Research Associate, SymbioticA
Sunday Lake Clifton/Herron Community Centre
9:45 REGISTRATION, tea and coffee
10:00 Thrombolites, stromatolites and other microbialites of Lake Clifton Kath Grey Chief Palaeontologist, Geological Survey WA, Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum
11:15 Science and Conservation Management Round Table Scientists/environmental engineers/managers introduce their work on Lake Clifton and Yalgorup National Park areas
12:15 LUNCH, further discussion
13:15 Biodiversity as a local issue TBA
13:45 Adaptation artist projects Oron Catts, Vyonne Walker, Annamarie Weldon, Perdita Phillips, Catherine Higham, and Carmel Wallace Adaptation Project, SymbioticA
14:15 Closing remarks and final questions TBA
14:25 Travel to thrombolite viewing platform Mt John
14:55 Thrombolite visit

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