Confluence Symposium

We are delighted to announce the upcoming symposium The Language of Nature as part of the project CONFLUENCE. Join a selection of leading scientists, historians, educators and First Nations knowledge holders for an online panel discussion.

The Language of Nature is a platform to share cultural and scientific stories that collectively rethink the foundations of existence which underpin our interconnectedness with the planet. Cross-disciplinary vocabularies will inform alternative bodies of knowledge, to demonstrate the urgency of building cross-sector relationships to address the climate crisis. For the past 6 months, we have been collaborating with a range of leading experts, discussing the latest scientific discoveries, and First Nations cultural expressions; unearthing insights about how the natural world communicates with us, and how we, as humans, have changed this vocabulary.

Bringing a diversity of voices together to challenge generalisations around climate change, our panel will reveal some of the latest scientific and Indigenous knowledges of how we might generate new behaviours and understanding, to ultimately embed ecological thinking into everyday life for a more sustainable future.

This event will be delivered online via Zoom and last 60-75 minutes.

Thursday 10 March 2022: 8PM (AEST-Daylight Savings)

  • Jacob Morris (Gumea-Dharrawal Ngundah of the Yuin Murring, a poet, language holder and educator)
  • Lee Carr (Wiradjuri woman and Aboriginal Languages teacher with the Education Standards Authority)
  • Sophie O’Brien (Head of Curatorial and Learning, Bundanon)
  • Dr. Andrew Flack (Environmental Historian, University of Bristol, co-Chair of the European Society for Environmental History conference)
  • Dr. Tommaso Jucker (NERC Research Fellow, Lecturer School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol and Founder of Selva lab)
  • Prof. Daniela Schmidt (Professor, University of Bristol) currently leading the IPCC WGII chapter on Europe for the 6th IPCC assessment)

This symposium is presented as part of the CONFLUENCE project, in association with The British Council’s UK/AU 21-22 Season Programme. Bundanon is proud to be lead partner of PONY’s CONFLUENCE project in collaboration with The Cabot Institute of the Environment.




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