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Colloquium: Losing Our Endemic Sense of Place: Solastalgia in South West Western Australia

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We are living in a period of ecocultural disintegration. The complexity and diversity of culture and ecology (ecocultural diversity) is being removed and/or homogenised by powerful forces all tied to modernity, global development and now, climate change. In some respects we are now all in the position of Indigenous peoples who have a lived experience of the desolation of their endemic sense of place and culture. But now, as global ecosystems and the climate change, the whole earth as ‘home’ becomes alien to us. Despite the scale and power of these transformations to our home at all scales, we generally lack the concepts to understand the negative and positive dimensions of our situation. This presentation will examine what I call ‘psychoterratic states’ with particular emphasis on the concept of solastalgia, developed by me to explain the lived experience of negative environmental change to a loved home environment. In this case, the loved home environment is Perth and its location within South West, Western Australia. I will conclude with some thoughts about positive concepts that oppose solastalgia that might bring about genuine sustainability and human happiness ... even in Perth.
Speaker(s) Professor Glenn Albrecht (Murdoch)
Location Myers Street Lecture Theatre (2nd Floor), Myers Street Building
Contact W/Professor Stephan Lewandowsky <[email protected]> : 6488 3231
Start Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:00
End Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:00
Submitted by Dianne Bettis <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:11
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