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Kris Verdonck, Conversations (at the end of the world). Photo by Kurt van der Elst
Kris Verdonck, 'CONVERSATIONS (at the end of the world)', 2023. Photo by Kurt van der Elst.

November 2023: 'Climate Theatre' symposium held in New York

The project hosted an international symposium at The Graduate Center, City University of New York called Climate Theatre: Understanding the Relation between Ecology and Performance in a Climate Emergency.

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April 2023: Lara Stevens leads closing performance of 'Revolt' at Climarte

Dr Lara Stevens took a leading role in Revolt, the closing performance in the exhibition of the same name, which took place on 22 April 2023 at Climarte in Richmond, Victoria.

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Val Plumwood fourth from left outside stone house she built with Richard Sylvan on Plumwood Mountain, 2004
Val Plumwood (fourth from left) outside the stone house she built with Richard Sylvan on Plumwood Mountain, 2004. Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0.

February 2023: Plumwood Mountain granted heritage protection

Dr Lara Stevens has been a leader in a team that recently brought Plumwood Mountain - the property of preeminent environmental philosopher Dr Val Plumwood (1939-2008) - under the protection of the State Heritage Register of NSW.

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November 2022: Denise Varney elected to Australian Academy of the Humanities

Professor Denise Varney has been elected as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, the highest honour for achievement in and contribution to the humanities in Australia.

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November 2022: Denise Varney wins AUHE prize

Professor Denise Varney has been awarded the Australian University Heads of English (AUHE) Prize in Literary Scholarship for her recent book Patrick White's Theatre.

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September 2022: Climate Collaborations symposium held at University of Melbourne

The project team held a successful symposium at the University of Melbourne on 27 September 2022 titled Climate Collaborations: Art, Science, and Future Scenarios. Follow the link below for presenter biographies, presentation summaries, and recordings from the event.

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The carrousel of the marine worlds at Les Machines de l'île, Nantes, France. Flickr photo by En friche, 2012. Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0.

September 2022: Jen Parker-Starbuck public lecture

Professor Jen Parker-Starbuck visited Australia in September 2022 as part of a Macgeorge Visiting Speaker Award. Whilst at the University of Melbourne she delivered a public lecture titled The Sea is on Fire: Machinic Crustaceans and Ecological Promises.

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July 2022: Lara Stevens presentation at 'Australia-Indonesia in Conversation'

Lara Stevens presented at the Australia-Indonesia in Conversation mini-conference in July 2022. Her presentation was titled "What can the performing arts do in a climate crisis?"

Some notes on Lara's presentation can be viewed here.

Please click the link below to view a video of Lara's presentation.

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Prey, 2022. © A Two Dogs Company.

May 2022: 'Between Machine and Prey' artist talk by Kris Verdonck and Kristof van Baarle

The project was please to support a conversation between visiting theatre makers, dramaturgs and academics Kris Verdonck and Kristof van Baarle in May 2022 at ClimARTe Gallery in Melbourne.

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Bushfires near Plumwood Mountain, NSW in late 2019
Bushfires near Plumwood Mountain, NSW in late 2019. © Getty Images / Tracey Nearmy

April 2021: Lara Stevens interviewed on ABC Radio National

Dr Lara Stevens was interviewed on the ABC Radio National program The Philosopher's Zone in a program titled 'Philosophy and Ecology', about her research on Val Plumwood.

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