The following is a list of recent writing and talks that Simon and Christine have done on climate issues. They are available, together or individually, to present on the role of arts and performance in accelerating climate change action

Writing

2020, Living with a Dying Forest, Published in Ecologist: The Journal for the Post-Industrial Age, 18th June (Described as a 'beautiful essay on hope and despair,' it was the Editor's pick for the week on 18th June), Simon Kerr

 

2020, How the Climate Crisis helped me decide to Download the Australian COVIDSafe App, Simon Kerr, Published in Medium, 30 April

2020, It is Now or Never for Universities: Research, Progress and Climate Disruption, Simon Kerr, Published in Medium

 

2019, Should we call climate change an emergency? Simon Kerr, published in Medium

2019, Making Climate Real: Climate Consciousness, Culture and Music, Kings Law Journal, London, Simon Kerr and Christine Parker https://doi.org/10.1080/09615768.2019.1645428

2019, Climate Change will not Affect me: How we avoid the heat and how the heat will not avoid us, Simon Kerr, Published in Medium

2018, Climate, Culture and Music: Coping in the Anthropocene, The University of Tasmania Law Review Vol 37 No 2 (Special Edition), Simon Kerr

Talks

 

2020, 'Everyone is declaring a Climate emergency: what should ARMS do?', an Australasian Research Management Society PD seminar, presented by Dr Simon Kerr (La Trobe) and A/Prof Lauren Rickard (RMIT), 17 June (via Zoom).

 

2019 ‘The Future of Research Management: What to do when Everything Changes; Australasian Research Management Conference, Adelaide, September, Dr Simon Kerr

2018 ‘Culture and the New Economy; mobilising the arts to lead change’, Convenor, Panel Discussion. New Economy Network Australia, October, Melbourne (with Bronwyn Johnson, Climarte; Tim Hollo, Green Music Australia; and Aviva Reed, Ecological Artist)

2018, Narratives of Climate Change Symposium, 4-5 July, University of Newcastle, NewSpace Campus, Music for a Warming World; creating emotional connection in the Anthropocene, Dr Simon Kerr,

2018, Kings Transnational Law Summit: Creating Justice for our Future, Kings College, London, Session - Accelerating Climate Action, Prof Christine Parker and Dr Simon Kerr London, Weds 11 April

See short video of conference (Simon features from 4.49 - 5.35)

2017, Ecocities World Summit, Melbourne, Panel Session, Culture and Climate: Can Creative Interventions Spark Action? Prof Christine Parker and Dr Simon Kerr, 14th July

2017, University of Tasmania, Dangerous Climate Change - An Artistic Response, Prof Christine Parker, 23rd  February

2016, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, School of Law, Kirkby Seminar Series 2016,  Dangerous Climate Change - A musical response and an inquiry into academic-artistic co-production of social change', Prof Christine Parker and Dr Simon Kerr, 5th May

(c) Simon Kerr 2019