An ANU Urban Network initiative in association with Future Earth Australia to foster multi-disciplinary conversation on cross-species cohabitation in our cities, towns and suburbs. Including, how we, other animals, plants and other species use and share these urban spaces.
This symposium aims to encourage a multi-disciplinary engagement in the urban discourse beyond just the traditional urban study areas by considering urban cross-species cohabitation, constructed ecologies and conviviality. The purpose of this symposium is:
- Aim: To provide a space for conversation, critic and collective imagining where a range of post-anthropocentric, more-than-human, cross-species and ecological theory related questions can be interrogated and further developed in relation to the urban environment.
- Objective: To facilitate a re-imagining of the urban built environment for cohabitation, cross-species conviviality and an expanded notion of everyday life into an ecological scale.
- Outcome: To consolidate the symposium's discussion and contributions into an edited book
For more information see http://untaming-the-urban.tumblr.com/
Date: Thursday 8th & Friday 9th December 2016
Host: Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU
Dr Viveka Turnbull Hocking (Fenner School, ANU) firstname.lastname@example.org - Main contact
Kathy Eyles (Fenner School, ANU) email@example.com
Asst. Prof. Andrew MacKenzie Andrew.MacKenzie@canberra.edu.au
Prof. Xeumai Bai (Fenner School, ANU) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jeroen van der Heijden (Urban Network, ANU) J.J.vanderHeijden@anu.edu.au
Dr Susan Boden (Landscape Architecture, UC) Susan.Boden@canberra.edu.au
Dr Milica Mumonovic (Architecture, UC ) Milica.Muminovic@canberra.edu.au
Dr Amanda Stuart (School of Art, ANU) email@example.com
ANU Urban Network: The ANU Urban Network (launched 2016) seeks to contribute to the development of ANU urban scholarship, to facilitate excellence in urban research nationally and internationally, and to develop a clear leadership position in contributing to urban policy formulation and debate.
Future Earth Australia: http://www.futureearth.org.au/