Ecocentrism is the acknowledgement of the inextricable link between humanity and the environment - they are not separate, but intimately connected. This discussion will consider whether ecocentrism can assist in society’s search for harmonic and sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing current global issues.
Tema Milstein is co-editor of the newly released, Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity, and will speak to the positive implications of viewing current global issues through an ecocentric lens.
Craig Kerslake is deeply connected to his origins as an Indigenous Australian which manifests in his architectural work. Kerslake will discuss his sources of inspiration, drawn from culture and the environment. Mark McClelland’s work is centred around the discipline of cultural placemaking, this focus on place will enrich a nuanced discussion on the link between humanity, culture and the environment.