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Entanglements - Chris Gibson + Andrew Warren - The Guitar

Season 2, Ep. 1

Guitars are now the world’s most popular musical instrument and an aficionado can tell you precisely when and where their favourite instrument was made, the wood that it’s made from, and how that wood affects the sound of the instrument.


So what happens when two human geographers decide to follow that fascination around the globe and trace guitars all the way back to the tree?


In this Entanglements lecture series recorded live at the Wollongong Art Gallery, Professor Chris Gibson and Dr Andrew Warren from ACCESS at UOW talk about their 6 year research quest to follow the instrument from the forests, timber mills, to the factories where guitars are made and how they discovered a story of highly skilled guitar makers set against a backdrop of natural resource exploitation and conservation.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Geographers declare (a climate emergency)?

Season 1, Ep. 5
In this special episode recorded live at the Geographers Declare Symposium, hosted by UOW’s ACCESS and the Geographical Society of NSW, Geographers from around Australia gathered to discuss how they would or should declare a ‘Climate Emergency’.The longevity and severity of the bushfires along Australia’s east coast this Summer prompted many local governments, industries, organisations, peak bodies and academics to declare a climate emergency and pledged to reduce their own emissions.    Climate scientists, engineers, architects, planners, medical professionals, lawyers, religious groups, small business and the arts have already declared, but not yet Geographers. This symposium brought together a panel of experts from around Australia to discuss how Geographers, who habitually research and teach about climate change, social and environmental justice, should best declare a ‘Climate Emergency’. Speakers include: Carrie Wilkinson PhD Candidate with University of Wollongong's, School of Geography and Sustainable Communities, Dr Susannah Clement an early career feminist geographer, Professor Pauline McGuirk Director of University of Wollongong ACCESS (Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space), Rosie Goslett-King Coordinator of the Women Rangers Environmental Network (WREN) at World Wildlife Fund, Professor Richie Howitt at Macquarie University, Tim Wall UOW Geography honours student, Associate Professor Lauren Rickards at RMIT University, Associate Professor Fiona Miller at Macquarie University, Madeleine Bretag Geography teacher at Trangie Central School and Dr Blanche Verlie a postdoctoral fellow at the Sydney Environment Institute. Produced by: Jennifer MaceyMusic by: Kevin Brand, Blue Dot Sessions