A Top End STS Seminar: Feral Atlas The More-Than-Human Anthropocene


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Presenter:  Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Deger

Date: Jun 25, 2019

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Contact person:  Top End STS
T: +61 8 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Savannah Room (Yellow 1.2.48), Charles Darwin University

Feral Atlas is an interactive, web-based experiment in environmental storytelling. Conceived and curated by Anna Tsing, Jennifer Deger, Alder Keleman-Saxana and Feifei Zhou, Feral Atlas combines art, science and humanities perspectives to reveal the un-designed effects of human infrastructure projects. At the heart of the site will be a series of reports by researchers on particular “feral” ecologies, that is, ecologies that have been encouraged by human infrastructures, but which develop and spread beyond human control. Feral Atlas argues that, taken together, these field-based observations offer a description of the more-than-human Anthropocene. In this presentation, Jennifer will introduce the key ideas that drive the site and discuss ways of orchestrating a performative argument through digital architecture.

About Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Deger
Jennifer Deger is an anthropologist, filmmaker and occasional curator compelled by the permeable boundaries between art and anthropology. She is a Tropical Research Leader at James Cook University where she heads the Creative Ecologies research theme at The Cairns Institute. Jennifer is a founding member of Miyarrka Media, an arts collective based in Gapuwiyak, NT. Miyarrka Media have made a number of award winning films and exhibitions and will soon be publishing their first book, Phone & Spear: A Yuta Anthropology (Goldsmiths, 2019) As a member of the Feral Atlas Collective, Jennifer is currently working on projects for the Istanbul Biennial and Sharjah Architecture Triennial. Feral Atlas will be published in 2020 (Stanford Digital).

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