POLLEN22/3 Update: Radical Epistemologies and Future Natures workshop

As you are aware this week has seen the launch of the first asynchronous workshops, entitled Radical Epistemologies and Future Natures, co-hosted by the Centre for Future Natures at the Institute for Development Studies, Sussex. 

The workshop itself is hosted on the following website: https://pollen2022.com/asynchronous-workshops/radical-epistemologies-and-future-natures/

So far content on Commoning, Enclosure and Future Natures, as well as a session on ‘Natures out of Place I – Ecologies and materialities of ‘the weird’’ has gone live for engagement, comment and discussion.

Today we launch the ‘Natures out of Place II – Beyond-Human Ecologies‘ session. The content in this workshop session bring together the following presentations that encapsulate more-than-human ecologies:

·        Situating The Monkey In The Urban Socio-spatial Fabric Of Delhi’s Neighbourhood -ms Aditi Dhillon, School Of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi, Dr Suresh Babu, School Of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi

·        The More-than-human Histories Of A Dying Lake. The Uru-qotzuñi And Lake Poopó, Bolivia – Dr Hanne Cottyn, University Of York, Uk

·        Going Beyond The Rational, Or: How Visceral Methods Can Enhance Research Outcomes – Dr Robert Hafner, University Of Innsbruck, Austria; Dr Felix Dorn, University Of Innsbruck, Austria; Anna-maria Brunner, University Of Innsbruck, Austria; Dr Christina Plank, University Of Natural Resources And Life Sciences, Austria

·        Un-naming and Wild Dogs – Rosa Deen, University of Kent

·        Art and Ecology – Heather Sanchez

·        Weird Ecologies and Tentacular storytelling- the case of ‘My Octopus Teacher’ – Dr Amber Huff, IDS-Sussex and Dr Adrian Nel, UKZN. 

Viewers and those in the POLLEN network are encouraged to view the content, engage in discussion via the webpage’s comment thread and embedded twitter feed. On twitter, please use the hashtag #POLLEN22, as well as #futurenatures, tagging @PolEcoNet @future_natures and @IDS_Sussex. Session organisers and presenters will be available to reply to comments intensively during this time.

Please note that while viewing is open access, users will need to login to comment on the pages. This allows us to track participation in the conference activities. In addition, there is a voluntary donation option available in the login screen. We would encourage tenured academics with the means to contribute; for while most of the labour for the workshops is voluntary, we have some administration costs we would appreciate assistance in covering.

We hope you enjoy the content and look forward to engaging in debates on the platform.


Adrian, Amber and the LOC

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