Our 2021 content archive


03 June 2021

How do I care for Country?

“How I care for Country differs from how I care for whenua – for the lands of my birth.” Dr Christine Winter reflects on what it means to love a land that has become home.
27 May 2021

Is Indigenous sovereignty the key to a sustainable future?

We sit down with international relations scholar Robert MacNeil, discussing his work in climate policy and whether today’s intersecting crises are symptoms of colonialism.
24 May 2021

Unpacking Australia’s extinction crisis

International relations scholar Ana Maria Ulloa explores the history of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the role that NGOs can play in addressing the ‘implementation gap’ preventing Australia from protecting our wildlife.
05 May 2021

Revolutionising anthropocentrism through a multispecies political system

2021 Honours Fellow Sam Norman is revolutionising Western political paradigms in his research with an ontological turn towards the more-than-human world.
03 May 2021

An endangered menagerie: remembering our vanishing species

The mountain ash eucalypt, regent honeyeaters and potoroos are all vanishing at an astonishing rate, alongside countless others. Here, we assemble excerpts from a new essay collection aiming to bear witness to this age of loss.
29 April 2021

Is it time to design a new food paradigm?

To ensure resilient food systems, we don’t need new products – what we need is an entirely new paradigm, argues Alana Mann in her new book, Food in a Changing Climate.
22 April 2021

How can we re-learn the art of multispecies cohabitation?

Humans have been designing spaces for and with animals and plants for thousands of years, so what has changed? A new exhibition by Feral Partnerships opening this week confronts this era of unprecedented biodiversity loss, and asks how architecture and planning can embrace the natural world once more.
19 April 2021

A real utopia: the case for a community kitchen on campus

1 in 4 university students experience food insecurity – but they don’t have to. Kate Johnston explores why a community kitchen providing access to free and affordable food, job opportunities and training could revolutionise food security on and off campus.
12 April 2021

Reflections on Dany Celermajer’s Summertime

A year after the ash settled following Australia’s Black Summer, scholars from University of Edinburgh Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought reflect on the heart-wrenching but hopeful elegy Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future, by SEI Deputy Director Dany Celermajer.
01 April 2021

Solar for all: who’s getting left in the dark?

Get to know Judita Hudson, one of our 2021 Honours Fellows, who is working on ‘energy citizenship’ as a mode of understanding patterns of exclusivity and opportunities for community-led collaboration within the renewable revolution.