HumanNature Series: The occupied forest

Venture into the cacophonous space of the forest with Macarena Gómez-Barris of the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, as she considers its contested historical, indigenous and potentially regenerative narratives.

How are the sounds and living forms of the forest differently apprehended through various theories, knowledge formations and Indigenous viewpoints?

The forest is a particular site of material and representational evacuation as well as multispecies extinction. Macarena Gómez-Barris explores the post-natural and militarized condition of spaces once rendered pure and untouched, and the role of extractive corporate and state projects in expanding coloniality upon Indigenous territories in the Americas. Can the work of Indigenous artists and activists mitigate the inevitability of the forest’s elimination, particularly in territories where monocultural logics operate such as Eastern Ecuador and Southern Chile?

Students and staff members of Western can secure their discounted ticket for $10 using the discount code: HNUni.

Please note that a valid student or staff id will be required to be presented on the day of the event if you are using this discount code.

Tickets || Tuesday 25th June, 6pm-7:30pm || Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010