Environmental geographer Jamie Lorimer gives a talk exploring the rise of re-wilding and examines its potential as a guide for 21st century environmentalism.
Jamie Lorimer is an environmental geographer in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research explores the histories, politics and cultures of wildlife conservation. Past projects have ranged across scales and organisms – from elephants to hookworms. Jamie is the author of Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature (Minnesota, 2015). His next book draws together work on rewilding inside and beyond the human body to claim that a ‘probiotic turn’ is underway in the governance of life in the Anthropocene. The Probiotic Planet: Using Life to Manage Life will be published in Autumn 2020.
This event accompanies Lauren Gault's exhibition C I T H R A, which features new sculptures made from materials as diverse as polished horn, blown glass, pumped air, light, and water, and explore the transitions between different states of matter and non-human time scales, while also addressing the ethical and political implications of our everyday interactions with the environment.
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