Friday 10th April

8.30 –9:30 Registration

9:30 –10.00 Welcome

Jacob Tapiata

Steve Maharey

Nicholas Holm

10.00 –10.30 Coffee

10.30 –12.00 Panel 1 Eating Nature: Food and Agriculture

Paradigms of Connectedness for Sustainable Food Systems: Food Sovereignty, Agroecology, Permaculture, Indigenous Values and ‘Working with Nature’

Isa Ritchie,  Anthropology, Waikato,

Conserving Soils through Kindly Use and Reciprocity: Using the Land and Being Used by the Land.

Ann O’Brien, Social Justice, Australian Catholic

Millet Matters: From Marginality to Millenial Crop

Sita Venkateswar, Anthropology, Massey

12.00–1.00 Lunch

1.00 –2.30 Panel 2: Mediating Nature: Representation and Engagement

Are Digital Technologies in Outdoor Recreation Connecting or Disconnecting us from Nature?

Caroline Depatie, Environment, Society and Design, Lincoln

Mediating the ‘Deep’: a Partial Genealogy of Media Work with Oceans and Seas.

Gareth Stanton, Media and Communications, Goldsmiths

Does Saying Shape Seeing? The Role of Language in Perpetuating the Nature-culture Duality.

Janet Stephenson, Sustainability, Otago

2.30–3:00 Coffee

3.00–4.30 Panel 3: Colonising Nature: Settler and Indigenous Perspectives

Working against Nature: The Plough as Symbol of Western Progress and Icon of Northern Domina-tion

Victoria Grieves, Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Sydney

The Possibility of Postcolonial Wilderness in New Zealand

Cameron Boyle, Sociology, Canterbury

Exiled in the Bush: A History of Landscape Transformation in Post-European Settlement Aus-tralia

David Orchard and Peter Orchard, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University-Wagga Wagga

4.30 –5.30 Refreshments

5.30–7.00pm Public Keynote: Nuclear Aesthetics, Media Politics

Professor Sean Cubitt, Goldsmiths, London

7.30pm Conference Dinner (Informal)

Saturday 11th April

8.30 –9.00Coffee

9:00 –10:30 Panel 4: Governing Nature: Policy and Management

Waste or Surplus Food? Alternative Organising for Free Food and Sustainability

Ozan Alakavuklar, Management, Massey University

Working with Nature / Thinking Like a River

Charles Dawson, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs

Wai 262 and its Aftermath: Nature, Labour and Property in Aotearoa NZ

Jacob Otter, Cultural Studies, Melbourne

10:30 –11.00Coffee

11.00–12.30 Panel 5: Art and/in/as Nature

When Visibility Determines Significance: One Photographers reflections on Environmental Eth-ics & Landscape Change in Regional Australia.

Christopher Orchard, Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt

Anthropocene Interventions

Susie Lachal, Art, RMIT

Dancing AS, for and with Nature: Somatic Empathy and Environmental Activism.

Ali East, Physical Education (Dance), Otago

12.30 –1.15 Lunch

1.15 –2.00 Panel 6: Writing with Nature

Dinah Hawken

Helen Lehndorf

2.05 –3.05 Panel 7: Animals in Nature

Blurred Boundaries at Monkey Forests in Bali, Indonesia

Kathryn Ovenden, Anthropology, Auckland

Cats versus birds: A Baradian analysis

Janet Sayers, Management, Massey

3.05–3.25 Coffee

3.25 –5.00 Panel 8: Communities and Rivers

The River Talks: An ecocritical ‘kōrero’ about ecological performance, community activism and ‘slow violence’

Sasha Matthewman and Tamati Patuwai, Education, Auckland

Flows and Eddies: Reflections on an Interdisciplinary Collaboration around the Waiwhakaiho River.

Polly Stupples, Jane Richardson and Stephen Fitzherbert, Geography, Massey

The Water Protection Society

Chris Teo-Sherrell, Water Protection Society

Changing Conversations – An Opportunity to Changing Outcomes for the Manawatū River?

Heike Schiele, Ecological Economics, Massey and Jenny Mauger, Te Kauru Eastern Manawatu River Hapu Collective

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