Friday 10th April
8.30 –9:30 Registration
9:30 –10.00 Welcome
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3.25 –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