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2024 Events

  • 13/02/2024

    Listening to earth

    Created by sound artist Diana Chester, composer Damien Ricketson and artist Fausto Brusamolino, Listening to Earth explores the vibrational interplay between the sea and the land. Recordings of NSW coastal environments captured with microphones, hydrophones, geophones as well as custom-built listening instruments have been recomposed and configured for a specially designed listening room.
  • 03/11/2024

    The 2024 Iain McCalman Lecture

    As climate change intensifies and resource extraction erodes complex ecosystems, many people are experiencing profound grief over the loss of species, landscapes and their cultural connections. Environmental anthropologist, Dr Sophie Chao, presents the 2024 Iain McCalman Lecture exploring the Indigenous Marind People’s practice of ‘multispecies mourning’ in West Papua. Join us in exploring how commemorating lives lost and forging multispecies solidarities can be an act of resistance to the ongoing ecological upheaval.
  • 25/03/2024

    Biodiversity, Conservation, and Culture meet and greet

    “Biodiversity, Conservation, and Culture” is one of the core research themes of the Sydney Environment Institute. Please join the Sydney Environment Institute for a meet and greet among biodiversity researchers.
  • 04/08/2024

    Oceanic narratives: interweaving past, present and future

    James Bradley’s latest book, Deep Water, joins new scholarship that reckons with humanity’s complex relationship to the natural world. Through the lens and narratives of the ocean, it offers vital new ways of understanding and being in the world, and how we anticipate our climate future.
  • 11/04/2024
    A forest of burned and felled trees

    The radical work of mourning: the power of grief in a time of extinction

    This event explored the surprising and moving possibilities for radical care, hope, and action in an unlikely place: the work of mourning. Our panel will discussed the activities of some of the many scholars, artists, and activists embracing mourning as a form of transformative ethical and political work in the extinction crisis.