Free

Feminist Geographies with Petra Tschakert and Karen Paiva Henrique

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

Australia

View Map

Event description
Join Professor Petra Tschakert and Dr. Karen Paiva Henrique for a discussion on climate change with a feminist lens

About this event

Enquiries: lwag@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 3707

Equitable and desirable solutions to the climate crisis require a grounded understanding of diverse values and aspirations of citizens and denizens in our societies. Drawing upon feminist geographies, Professor Petra Tschakert and Dr. Karen Paiva Henrique examine the role of social difference across gender, race, class, ethnicity, age, and other dimensions of inequality and how they intersect to shape embodied experiences of climatic changes and narratives of both harm and hope.

Transitions to more just and liveable futures entail active engagement with uneven power structures to dismantle persistent patterns of domination that favour the privileged rather than the most vulnerable, and an inclusive approach to climate justice that recognises and promotes more-than-human flourishing.

Professor Petra Tschakert is a human-environment geographer and conducts research at the intersection of political feminist ecology, climate change adaptation, livelihood security, and environmental, social, climate, and multispecies justice. Her current work examines intangible harm in the context of climate change, with particular emphasis on differential vulnerabilities and persistent inequalities.

Dr Karen Paiva Henrique is a human-environment geographer working at the intersection of climate adaptation, cities, and multiple dimensions of justice. Her research focuses on climate adaptation planning and politics to examine how individuals with unequal resources and decision-making power protect what they value against the impacts of simultaneous crises.

Campus Partner: Department of Geography and Planning

Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at lwag@uwa.edu.au.

Image: Installation view, Olga Cironis, Echo, still from single-channel digital video with sound, duration 3:55 min, ed. 1/5, courtesy of the artist and Art Collective WA. This project has been made possible with the support of the Minderoo Foundation. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

35 Stirling Highway

University of Western Australia

Crawley, WA 6009

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved