On 2 July 2021, as part of the Read! Fest series of events organised by Singapore Library, I presented a talk on Words 4 Water. Here is the slides from my presentation. Once the recording is published online I will share it on this post.
Event Description – From Singapore Library event: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/words-for-water-read-fest-registration-157333421499
An exploration of an ongoing creative project, Words for Water by Tracey Benson
About the Programme/Event
“Words for Water” is an ongoing creative project by Dr Tracey M Benson, an Australia-based interdisciplinary artist, academic and researcher. The project, which has been presented in exhibitions around the world, explores water from many perspectives – environmental, social, cultural and spiritual. Join Tracey as she draws connections between “Words for Water” and Cho Dharman’s Sool to highlight critical environmental issues faced in our world today.
About the Speaker
Dr Tracey M Benson is an Australia-based interdisciplinary artist, academic and researcher. Her work focuses on issues related to belonging, place, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviour change. Walking is central to her creative practice exploring locative and augmented media tools to engage audiences to see their local places with fresh eyes. Her work has been extensively presented internationally in media arts festivals and exhibitions. With a passion for understanding different knowledge systems and engaging audiences, she often collaborates with Indigenous communities, historians, technologists and scientists. She lectures internationally and holds adjunct positions at University of Canberra, the More than Human Lab at Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, the eXtended Reality Collective at Charles Sturt University and is an Advisor for the TransArt Institute. She is listed as an expert with the Australian Academy of Science for her work on citizen engagement and behaviour change around energy and household sustainability.
This programme is inspired by Sool, a Read! Fest featured title. Borrow the title here.
For other programmes related to this title, visit go.gov.sg/rfsool
For the full listing of Read! Fest programmes, visit go.gov.sg/readfest21