Part of the feast: The life and work of Val Plumwood

Posted by on May 7, 2013

A celebration of the life and legacy of Australian environmental philosopher Val Plumwood, who was almost killed by a saltwater crocodile in Kakadu National Park in 1985. ABC broadcaster Gregg Borschmann leads this conversation with anthropologist Deborah Bird Rose, editor Lorraine Shannon, curator George Main and crocodile expert Grahame Webb, talking about Plumwood’s work and how it helps us understand our — and the crocodile’s — place in the world. Recorded at the National Museum of Australia on 7 May 2013, in conjunction with the launch of ‘The Eye of the Crocodile’, a posthumous publication of Plumwood’s essays. The canoe owned by Val Plumwood when she was attacked in Kakadu is now part of the National Museum of Australia’s collection.


~ From the National Museum of Australia

Watch the panel discusion here, including ESWG’s own Deborah Rose.



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