Art, ecological science and innovative agriculture might sound like an interesting mix, but that’s exactly what Futurelands II will be bringing to Kandos this weekend.
Futurelands II is a two day public forum that will bring together artists, academics, agricultural innovators, ecological scientists, environmental activists, Indigenous custodians and the broader community to explore our changing relationship to land and the emerging art forms that are engaging with it.
Some of the topics that will be discussed will include the impacts of global warming on industrial farming, the revival of Indigenous agriculture, population expansion, and other topics that look at the human relationship with land.
This unique event is being hosted by the new Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation (KSCA) alongside the Space, Place and Country research cluster from Sydney College of the Arts, Cementa Inc. and Material Ecologies Research Network (MECO) at University of Wollongong.
The KSCA is a new art school on Mudgee’s doorstep and its first project is a landed artists’ residency that grants artists who work with ecological phenomena and agricultural innovation access to land to make long-term projects. You can find out more about it by attending Futurelands II.
There will be a range of activities taking place over the weekend, November 12-13, 2016.
Everyone is invited to attend the free morning talks at Kandos Hall on both Saturday and Sunday where there will be tea and coffee and a simple sandwich lunch alongside expert speakers.
There is limited availability for other activities in the program, but if you’re interested you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more, visit http://ksca.land/futurelands-2/.
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