A new website, for a project involving ANZEHN members Iain McCalman, Libby Robin, Kirsten Wehner, Jenny Newell, Martha Sear, Josh Wodak, Caitilin de Berigny and Cameron Muir, seeks to share Australians’ stories of transformation, renewal and loss of loved landscapes.
The National Museum of Australia is collaborating with the Sydney Environment Institute, the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales to collect and share these stories. Everyday Futures aims to create understanding about what it is like to live in Australia in this time of ecological challenge and to connect people who are enabling their places to flourish.
The National Museum tells stories through objects, so is asking Australians to contribute to Everyday Futures by writing about an object that tells their story of the environmental changes reshaping the places they love.
New contributions to the website are welcome: click on this link for guidelines.
Several ANZEHN members have already contributed stories, including:
- John Dargavel https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/fence-sorrow-hope/
- Andrea Gaynor https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/hearts-on-the-wire/
- Iain McCalman https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/chainsaw/
- Emily O’Gorman https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/brine-shrimp-deep-time/
- Alison Pouliot https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/loupe-forgotten-kingdom/
- Libby Robin https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/inscribed-briquette/
- Kirsten Wehner https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/mt-stromlo-observatory-teacup-and-aluminium-shard/
- Sharon Willoughby https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/stories-changing-climate/
- Kate Wright https://everydayfutures.com.au/project/iwata/
Image: Cameron Muir, Sign near the entrance to Mulligan’s Flat Nature Reserve, from John Dargavel’s story ‘The fence of hope and despair’