Entries by Trudy Lane

Screening: Areosphere and Atmosphere

The debut launch of ‘Areosphere and Atmosphere’ will take place as a late night screening event at the New Plymouth observatory, Marsland Hill, New Plymouth. A double audio-visual projection including an experimental sound composition will be played on the dome.

Pollinator Frocks – Update

This update makes public a series of short experimental videos that develop the ‘Pollinator Frocks’ project (prototype clothing designed to attract and feed endangered pollinating insects). The three video shorts are works in progress and are representative of ‘process led’ research and practice currently in progress in New Plymouth, NZ as part of the SCANZ: Eco Sapiens 2011 residency, public events and exhibition.

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Adapting the worldscape of modernity to climate change — Ruth Irwin

It is well known that modern industrial “business as usual” is “very likely” (to use the IPCC’s technical term) to create a tipping point in the earth’s climate that will take us from the Holocene, through the Anthropocene and collapse to a new climatic Age altogether. This apocalyptic scenario is what Heidegger describes as the “proximity to the zone of nihilism”. Ironically, Heidegger regards this proximity as potentially the greatest possibility for transforming modernity towards a more authentic relation with the earth.

Thriving in a World of Complexity – using Living Systems Thinking

Sunday 16th January, 9am, Owae Marae – In this workshop we will question long held assumptions and knowledge about how we make things happen in complex environments, communities and organisations where things are seldom black and white.

Call – Interpolar Pathways

:  an interdisciplinary evening of presentations on Arctic and Antarctic research We invite participation in a discussion evening event exploring interdisciplinary and cross-cultural links between Arctic and Antarctic research. The discussion will form part of the SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens symposium to be held at Owae Marae (Waitara, Taranaki, NZ). Presenters are welcomed to physically […]


It takes many people to make an interesting, welcoming and thought-full symposium or public event to happen! We would both welcome and wholeheartedly appreciate the help from local people or others who might be interested to get in the mix of this symposium and residency in some way. Herebelow are some of the areas where […]

Event Venues

Symposium Venue – Owae Marae Address: 16 North St, 4320, Waitara, New Zealand View SCANZ – Owae Marae in a larger map The SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens symposium is being held as a hui at Owae Marae. Therefore the event is organised as an all-pitch-in arrangement, where we everyone will be helping out with making […]