2022 Events

Public panels, seminars and more

2022 events

  • Methods Lab

    From ethnography to oral histories, the Sydney Environment Institute launches its Methods Lab, unpacking new methodologies and expanding research horizons with expert researchers across the environmental space.
  • 03/07/2022

    Toward a just transition away from coal in Australia

    A hybrid in-person and online stakeholder forum was hosted by the SEI on Monday 7 March 2022. The forum, which operated under Chatham House rules, sought feedback from stakeholders about the results of the research project ‘A just transition away from coal in Australia‘.
  • 22/03/2022

    The school climate strikes: what does the research say?

    Hear from education researchers about how the school strikes are challenging education to keep up with youth climate learning and activism.
  • 24/03/2022

    The 2022 Iain McCalman Lecture

    Senior-curator of the Macleay Collections, Dr Jude Philp, presents the 2022 Iain McCalman Lecture on the role of museums in reinforcing cultural ignorance and how we can reposition these institutions as places that stimulate change.
  • 04/02/2022

    Shared voices: performance, knowledge and connection

    An afternoon of performances on the diverse ways that Pacific peoples record, preserve, and celebrate their knowledge and histories.
  • 04/06/2022

    Why can’t we talk about a just transition from coal in Australia?

    How is the concept of a ‘just transition’ understood? In the first event of SEI’s Communities on the Frontline Series, we hear from researchers and community on why a ‘just transition’ from coal remains a challenging idea to discuss and engage with in Australia.
  • 04/12/2022

    Conversations with coal miners about climate change

    In the second event of SEI’s Communities on the Frontline Series, filmmaker Kim Nguyen sits down with coal industry representatives and climate activists to unpack how we can support coal mining communities in the just transition away from fossil fuels.
  • 22/04/2022

    A flood of emotions: climate anxiety and trauma in Australia

    In the aftermath of devastating climate disasters like Australia’s recent east-coast floods, how do communities – those at the centre of the crisis and those on the periphery – support each other emotionally during times of climate distress?
  • 27/04/2022

    The illusion of boundaries and the gift of multispecies justice

    SEI Postdoctoral Fellow Christine Winter reflects on the power of seeing the world through a multispecies justice lens and its unravelling of dominant siloed thinking.
  • 05/04/2022

    DeTox – clean it up!: place-based artistic practice

    The Sydney Environment Institute, in partnership with the Sydney College of the Arts and SSSHARC, invites you to a seminar that explores place-based artistic practice.
  • 18/05/2022

    Beloved beasts: fighting for life in an age of extinction

    Join us for the first seminar of the Sydney Environment Institute’s Occasional Talks Series, as acclaimed science writer Michelle Nijhuis unravels the modern conservation movement and the new challenges it faces in the midst of a climate crisis.
  • 25/05/2022

    The battle for a future: farming and extraction

    The third event of SEI’s Communities on the Frontline Series explores how Australia can ensure its agricultural future through regenerative farming and transitioning away from harmful coal seam gas extraction.
  • 06/07/2022

    Drawing climate

    A multidisciplinary workshop that investigates how visual media creates common disciplinary visions, and the role of images in representing and responding to future climate change scenarios.
  • 15/06/2022

    Renewables and rural Australia

    Join the authors of this major study of the social impact of large-scale renewable energy in rural communities as they launch their ground-breaking report and discuss the local and national policy implications of this research.
  • 22/06/2022

    Redefining who matters: institutionalising multi-species justice

    In a time of environmental crisis and heightened social and political tension, a panel of SEI experts call for institutionalising justice for all species through key areas of innovation such as international laws on ecocide and the expansion of personhood beyond humans.
  • 28/07/2022

    Worlds of gray and green: mineral extraction as ecological practice

    In the second seminar of SEI’s Occasional Talks Series, sociologist and SEI’s 2023 Environmental Humanities Visiting Fellow Sebastián Ureta, explores how the waste produced from mining interacts with human and non-human ecologies.
  • 28/07/2022

    A disorderly transition: what technologies do we need?

    A panel of chemists and social scientists unpack current alternative technologies on the path to decarbonisation and the complex social implications that surround them.
  • 08/11/2022

    SEI employment pathways workshop: policy

    Hear from environmental policy professionals in this workshop on career pathways from research into policymaking.
  • 23/08/2022

    Reimagining environmental responsibility after the State of the Environment report

    In response to the dire findings of the recent State of the Environment Report, this panel will explore the political, economic and ideological constraints that got us here, and the ways forward to ensure meaningful environmental protection.

  • 23/08/2022

    SEI research germinator

    Discuss and explore the big challenges and questions that animate multidisciplinary environmental research today in this researcher workshop.
  • 14/09/2022

    Feeling climate (in)justice

    SEI Postdoctoral Fellow Blanche Verlie explores how climate (in)justice is felt, experienced and lived.
  • 20/09/2022

    Environmental storytelling in diverse media

    SEI Visiting Fellow and multimedia artist Jennifer Deger invites researchers to experiment with storytelling to communicate their research across different mediums.

  • 10/06/2022

    Gilbert Fellowship Lecture: how to enter a place?

    Artist Daniel Peltz explores place-based artistic practice as the keynote speaker for the Gilbert Fellow Lecture hosted by Sydney College of the Arts in partnership with SEI and SSSHARC.
  • 10/12/2022

    Reducing climate disaster risk: insights from communities, government and industry

    What will it take for communities, the private sector, and government, to build preparedness and resilience in the face of increasing disasters?
  • 17/10/2022

    Renewing worlds together: notes from the beach

    Riding connective currents of image, sound, and WiFi, long-time collaborators Paul G Wunungmurra and Jennifer Deger will reflect on beaches as increasingly complex zones of love and concern.
  • 18/10/2022

    SEI employment pathways workshop: cultural institutions

    Hear from professionals championing environmental and sustainable values within cultural institutions on their industry career pathways.
  • 26/10/2022

    The politics of mitigation, adaptation and suffering

    Hear from experts as they unpack how responses to the climate crisis have been organised by business, government and civil society, and what possibilities of transformation lie ahead.
  • 11/04/2022

    Visualising the invisible: image making in climate communication

    Join researchers and image makers as they explore creative approaches to visualising the scientific and cultural dimensions of the climate crisis.
  • 11/07/2022

    Sydney Environment Institute Open Day

    You’re invited to attend the Sydney Environment Institute Open Day on Monday 7 November and discover our world-leading multidisciplinary environmental research.
  • 11/10/2022

    Building resilience in Australia's electricity infrastructure

    Hear from a multidisciplinary range of experts as they assess the stability and resilience of our electricity grid in the face of increasing climate disasters.
  • 23/11/2022

    Multispecies economic justice: property in focus

    Property and ownership are at the core of global crises so how can we rethink our relationship with property and redistribute it in the interests of justice and the flourishing of life?
  • 12/05/2022

    Nature Feelz: Perspectives and reflections on ecological emotions

    A special multi-day symposium reflected upon how heightened ecological distress shapes our relationship with the natural environment and informs our responses to the climate crisis.
  • 12/06/2022

    Ecological guilt and reproductive activism: responsibility and its ambiguities

    Keynote presenter Dr Mihaela Mihai will focus on a specific form of political contestation fuelled by ecological guilt: the BirthStrike.
  • 12/06/2022

    New feels, new forms: art, play and ecological emotion

    Join us for an evening of film, music, poetry and wordplay as we explore the complex emotional responses to climate change.