The Conservation Impulse: Navigating the Waters of Art and Science in Australia
This session brings together a range of creative voices working toward the conservation of landscapes, communities, and environments in Australia. John Carty, Mandy Martin, and Libby Robin will discuss their Desert Channels project, focusing on the region of southwestern-Queensland. Architect Richard Black proposes a series of sustainable design solutions to improve the health of the Murray River system, and artist John Reid presents Fishman, a unique project that is part performance art, natural history theater, and conservation campaign in New South Wales. Dr. Stephen G. Wells, President of the Desert Research Institute moderates the discussion.