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Reimagining Landscapes Panel

Originally screened as part of EFFA Presents: Out of this World (29 Oct - 8 Nov 2020)

Reimagining Landscapes invites you to explore the known and unknown in the world that lies ahead, as inspired by Echoes of the Invisible.

Through conversations about climate management, Aboriginal knowledge systems, astronomy, space technology and fire, how can we use what we know now to conceive of and inform alternative future worlds?

Panellists Karlie Noon, Richard Geddes and James Bradley join Moderator Professor Tamara Davis in this hour-long live discussion examining how Indigenous knowledge, emerging technologies and creative perspectives are paramount in instructing what lies ahead. 

This event was presented in partnership with Bush Heritage Australia, and originally paired with Echoes of the Invisible, as part of EFFA Presents: Out of This World.


Tamara Davis | Tamara Davis is an astrophysicist from the University of Queensland. After almost two decades studying supernovae, investigating the nature of the expansion of the universe, and mapping the distribution of galaxies, she is now helping manage major international cosmology surveys. Her aim is to understand our fundamental laws of nature and figure out the nature of dark energy, which is mysteriously causing the expansion of our universe to accelerate. Among her many accolades are the Astronomical Society of Australia’s early career researcher award, the Australian Academy of Science’s Nancy Millis Medal for outstanding female leadership in science, an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship, and a Member of the Order of Australia.

James Bradley | James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His books have won or been shortlisted for a number of Australian and international literary awards, and in 2012 he won the Pascall Prize for Australia’s Critic of the Year. His new novel, Ghost Species, is published by Hamish Hamilton.

Karlie Noon | Karlie Noon is a Gamilaray astrophysicist who is passionate about Indigenous astronomical knowledge and communicating science to those from a disadvantaged background. She works for the CSIRO's Indigenous science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) Education Project. She is also a presenter, administration assistant and tutor with the Faculty of Science and Information Technology at Newcastle University. 

Richard Geddes | Richard Geddes is the National Fire Program Manager at conservation not-for-profit Bush Heritage Australia. His interest in fire took off after being lucky enough to work with Traditional Owners in Kakadu and Arnhem Land over 20 years ago. In this region, fire helps to protect and shape this cultural landscape and connects Aboriginal people with looking after their country. For Richard, each day at work is different and changes with the cycle of fire seasons around the country from the tropics to temperate areas and everywhere in between; from developing and implementing fire management plans on Bush Heritage reserves using complex satellite technology to supporting Aboriginal partnerships and their ranger programs.

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    67 minutes