BETWEEN STORIES: Trans-Cultural Conversations for Troubling Times (Session 1, Deep Time)

October 20, 2021 @ 1:30 am 3:00 am UTC+0

“We are human only in contact, and conviviality, with what is not human.” ~David Abram

Australian First Nations thinkers and North American cultural ecologist, David Abram, explore our place in the more-than-human world.

Three Wednesdays: October 20 and 27 and November 3 • 12.30-2.30pm (AEDT) On Zoom

This series of three roundtable conversations will probe how our thinking and acting in the world is shaped by cultural understandings of time, place, and language. 

First Nations people understand well that there exists no separation between humans and nature – that humans, with all our culture and technology, remain fully embedded within, and participant with, an animate world that far exceeds all our knowing. Such insights also pulse at the heart of David’s work. His dialogues with Australian Indigenous thinkers will explore the convergences, and contrasts, between Western ecological science and Indigenous knowledges.


If the scheduled dates/times don’t suit you, register instead to receive a personal email notification when video recordings of the program are available online.  Registrations for video access close on 15th November.

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David Abram is the founder and Creative Director of The Alliance for Wild Ethics, a cultural ecologist, and a philosopher who lectures and teaches widely on several continents. He is the author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology (Pantheon, 2010), and The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World (Vintage, 1997). David’s essays on the cultural causes and consequences of environmental disruption are published in numerous magazines, scholarly journals, and anthologies.  He has a long history of involvement with and respect for the Indigenous cultures of his North American homeland.

Between Stories is co-curated by: 

Kenneth McLeod (Anthropocene Transition Network Inc), 

Dr Rosalie Chapple (Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute), and 

A/Prof Tema Milstein (Environment & Society Group, School of Humanities & Languages, Faculty of Arts, Design, & Architecture, UNSW)

Important Notice:

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£11.65 AUS$21.79 minimum + optional donation, includes booking fee.