Otago Polytechnic

Mapping the Anthropocene in Ōtepoti/Dunedin: climate change, community and research in the creative arts

SYMPOSIUM: Saturday 26 September – Sunday 27 September 2020
EXHIBITION: 28 September  ̶̶  2 October 2020 
EXHIBITION OPENING: Saturday 26 September, 4.30  ̶̶  6.30PM ALL WELCOME 
WHERE: Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic | Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, Riego Street, Dunedin Ōtepoti
HOW: Symposium registrations now open https://artsymposium.op.ac.nz/

The Mapping the Anthropocene in Ōtepoti /Dunedin symposium brings together mana whenua, artists, designers and architects, scientists and speakers from the environmental humanities to present a picture of where we are as we learn to live with and act in the changing environment some call the Anthropocene. The term refers to the human-induced changes to our world’s systems. The hui is nested within an exhibition at the Dunedin School of Art, Te Maru Pūmanawa | College of Creative Practice and Enterprise. The hui also reflects Dunedin School of Art’s 150th anniversary and its role within the cultural life of Ōtepoti /Dunedin.    

Today’s world is troubling and confusing. Together we are entangled in an increasingly complex world that challenges our knowledge and our feelings. Artworks can help us to negotiate this complexity as they offer an alternative space to contemplate the global and the local, the self and the wider, collective world shared by human and non-human alike that is so increasingly affected by our actions.   

The hui takes place over Saturday and Sunday, with a celebration of the exhibitions on Saturday evening. 

The programme is offered on-line and on-site and our information will be updated as COVID-19 Levels and scenarios change. Bookings are essential.

For further information please contact Bridie Lonie (Head of School, Dunedin School of Art) or Pam McKinlay (Symposium Liaison) or 027 473 9127, artsymposium@op.ac.nz

Please see website at link for keynote speakers and programme.
Full programme or presentations will be updated online shortly. 


This conference is presented by the Dunedin School of Art and Te Maru Pūmanawa | College of Creative Practice and Enterprise in association with the 150th anniversary of the Dunedin School of Art and its roles in the histories of the wider creative arts in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 


(image: NASA satellite photo of Otago Peninsula and Otago Harbour.)


Published on 25 Aug 2020

Orderdate: 25 Aug 2020
Expiry: 28 Sep 2020