Reading Environments: Radical Hope and Environmental Education

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

4.00PM - 6.00PM

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Meeting Room 370, Level 3, Social Sciences Building, University of Sydney


After a memorable 2018 series, Reading Environments returns to extend our discussion of key concerns in the Environmental Humanities.

Our first four meetings of the new year engage diverse matters and diverse methods, in Australian and international contexts. Aesthetics, fiction, ethics, the plastic arts, ecofeminism, photography, environmental education, and radical hope: these and more will intermingle in manners productively conversant, and productively discordant.

Reading Environments is sponsored by the Sydney Environment Institute, and as always, we welcome attendees from all fields and academic levels, from within and beyond the University of Sydney. We hope you’ll join us.

This month: Radical Hope and Environmental Education

Proposed Readings:

Inspired by The Radical Hope Syllabus 2018: Kieko Matteson, “Planting seeds of hope: environmental education for the present & future”.

1. Selections from Brian Wattchow and Mike Brown, A Pedagogy of Place: Outdoor Education for a Changing World (Monash University Publishing, 2011).
2. Trish O’Kane, “What the Sparrows Told Me,” The New York Times, August 17, 2014 (link).

Download the Reading Environments 2019 Schedule and list of proposed readings.

For more information contact Killian Quigley (killian.quigley@sydney.edu.au), and/or Hal Conyngham (halconyngham@gmail.com).