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Edith Cowan University Western Australia, on Feb. 19th, 2014.


The aim of the Colloquium was to establish a dialogue between creative arts and critical studies researchers, scholars and students, around the idea of working with nature, as proposed by Warwick Mules in his book, With Nature, which was launched at the colloquium. Working with nature is the counter-practice of remaking material things in resistance to the “denaturing” of the world by globalisation. By working with nature, things become reconnected to nature in an open, creative matrix of possibilities, more closely related to the earth. Earthed things give meaning back to the world to counter the meaninglessness of a globalising world of total value exchange. These ideas have been proposed in Warwick’s book, With Nature: Nature Philosophy as Poetics through Schelling, Heidegger, Benjamin and Nancy (Intellect, 2014).
Confirmed speakers include Glenn Albrecht, Oron Catts, Rod Giblett, John Ryan, Nandi Chinna, Gregory Pryor, Paul Uhlmann and Perdita Phillips. Included the launch of Warwick Mules’ With Nature followed by a launch of 3 poetry books by Glen Phillips.
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