Dr Tony Birch presents on climate change

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Thursday 29 October 2015

Dr Tony Birch will present on how communities worldwide deal with climate change in this free one hour presentation at VU at MetroWest.

How communities worldwide deal with climate change will be one of the defining issues in the immediate future and coming decades. Some, in both the sciences and humanities, have become increasingly interested in Indigenous knowledge systems as both a philosophical and practical means of dealing with broad understandings of sustainability.

Dr Birch is interested to what extent these moves are genuinely invested in an equitable and 'deep' relationship, as opposed to the problem of selectively 'cherry-picking' Indigenous knowledge. This conversation will look at the issue, with some discussion of the First Nations concept of Survivance.

The talk will take 45-50 minutes, allowing for 10 minutes of questions at the end.

About the speaker

Dr Tony Birch is a renowned academic, author and educator of Aboriginal, West Indian and Irish descent. He joined VU in July 2015 as a research fellow and the first recipient of the Dr Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Research Fellowship. His role sits within the Moondani Balluk Academic Unit and is linked to the University’s creative arts and writing programs.

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29 October 2015, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street