Symposium - Untaming the Urban: from post-anthropocentric design to urban ecologies

Wednesday 17 August 2016
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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Convenors:

Dr Viveka Turnbull Hocking (Fenner School, ANU)           viveka.hocking@anu.edu.au  - Main contact

Kathy Eyles (Fenner School, ANU)                                   kathy.eyles@anu.edu.au

Asst. Prof. Andrew MacKenzie                                         Andrew.MacKenzie@canberra.edu.au

Prof. Xeumai Bai (Fenner School, ANU)                           xuemei.bai@anu.edu.au

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)                            amanda.stuart@anu.edu.au

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/

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