‘Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions’ is ASLEC-ANZ’s biennal conference being held at the Australian National University, Canberra (June 19-21). In this post, Evelyn elaborates a rich response to the conference’s topic that takes us on a journey across various habitats, exploring their affective impact on connection, identity and belonging.
Evelyn tells us about Warneet, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, “but not as others can.” Read her personal, poetic and exquite engagement with this place, and be prepared to breath with the mangroves, travel with the birds and drift in and out with the tide as you do.
More than a ubiquitous and annoying backdrop to our cityscapes, seagulls can give us pause to “reflect on our species prejudices”. In this post read Evelyn Tsitas’ fascinating and thought-provoking response to Catherine Clover’s audiovisual installation piece B is for Bird, City is for City. Her review explores the questions the piece asks of the […]