Belonging to an Indigenous Community or First Nation is a fact that gives us a deeper vision of our environment: being part of it and not considering ourselves as its owners is what makes us have a deeper connection with Nature than other inhabitants of our cosmopolite City [TN: the referred City is Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego]. Yagan crafts are involved in our everyday life, our children grow amongst bark canoes and reed baskets. Baskets have been made with the same Ancestral process for thousands of years, which lasted with its maximum purity.
I am an archaeologist and most of my research focuses on the diverse art forms produced by Indigenous Societies of Fuego-Patagonia (Argentina). My first fieldwork was in 1988, when I was 19 years old, and ever since I have been engaged with the systematic study of the ways in which rock art, portable art and body art were produced, displayed and interacted with in the “prehistoric” past, the recent past and in the contemporary world.
I am a climate change scientist and knowledge exchange specialist with a relationship with the Southern Ocean that comes from my birthplace in an Antarctic gateway city in Tasmania, and from my science and fieldwork to understand and respond to change in the world’s oceans, including the Southern Ocean. I work to help connect ways of knowing, in science, policy, and practice.
I am an Australian marine scientist with a long connection with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. I grew up listening to stories of the heroic era, then working in the field and in meeting rooms to bring science into policy for conserving and managing Southern Ocean ecosystems, as well as on how to manage climate change and its impacts on Earth systems generally.
I am a marine biologist and children's book author who works in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. I collaborate with artists to expand understanding of science. For example, I co-authored 'Climate Science for Babies' with Chris Ferrie as a basic introduction for youngsters (and grownups!) to the complex questions of what climate change is and what we can do about it. My voice in this project is to harmonise Western science with Indigenous knowledge.
I have lived on the land of the Darug people for most of my life and acknowledge with gratitude, that my own connection with country exists from a human perspective, decolonised, and very much influenced by the earth and the air, the flora and fauna, the sun, and the moon, and the stars.
I am an estuarine ecologist and scientific communicator, interested in free flowing fresh water and whole catchment ecology. My hope is to introduce people to the beauty of ecology through stories.
I am a musician, composer, maker and animator, with lifelong experience in horticulture, teaching and performing. I collaborate with scientists, other artists, and Indigenous knowledge holders, to immerse people in diverse perspectives of the natural world.
My name is Tracey Benson and I am an Australian based artist and researcher with Norse, Celtic, Saxon and Briton heritage. I was born on Kabi Kabi Country in Queensland and now living on Ngunnawal Country in Canberra. I have a small understanding of the place where I now live. One thing I do know is that millions of years ago, the capital region was under water and part of an inland sea.
My role in this project is to bring to scientific data diverse expressions of relationship from people around the world. My relationship to the Southern Ocean comes from sailing through it by ship to work as an artist in Antarctica (in 2002), and co-authoring the scientific paper revealing, through art and science, the first sighting of the entire mating dance of Antarctic krill (krill sex).