This seminar interrogates changing ideas of nature on an urbanizing planet under the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Grounded in transdisciplinary research across the humanities, ecology and design, the course will use visual-spatial analyses, critical reflection and artistic media to engage diverse ways of thinking and knowing about, relating to and being in wilderness and wild-ness. Seminar contributions will facilitate and encourage un-learning colonial myths of wilderness through exploring intersectional and intercultural epistemologies of nature, and the primordial human connection to the wild through interrogating ideas of wilderness, and wild-ness on an urbanizing planet.
Up to six seats will be held for MDes students, with priority given to Ecologies Domain and ULE Area students.
This course will be taught online through Friday, February 4th.