New narratives for old issues – Reigniting response-ability
The conservation movement urges us to take greater responsibility for our actions. ‘Responsibility’ is sometimes misinterpreted in the context of blame & culpability, power & control. However, a more positive take on the word revives our response-ability, that is, our ability to respond.
The current fires remind us that the Australian climate and landscape are complex, uncertain & resist prediction. Every farmer knows this. However, it is the challenge of uncertainty that drives creative thinking & fuels response-ability. Australians’ resilience and response-ability could be our greatest contribution to climate change action within Australia and beyond. To enable people to respond, we also need new narratives that are based on experience. It is about getting out hands dirty & experiencing things for ourselves firsthand. It is about observing & listening, interacting & feeling. This is what fosters response-ability.
In this interactive & illustrated seminar Alison will share some insights and experiences from her recent involvement in international conservation initiatives.
Further workshops and forays are listed here.