Michael Adams - Entanglements: Humans, Animals, Environments Public Lecture
Wollongong Art Gallery
DIRTY ECOLOGIES: THE BLACK MARLIN IN ALLENS CREEK WITH MICHAEL ADAMS
Recently, steelworkers watched a Black Marlin hunt in shallow waters inside the Port Kembla steelworks.
The iconic open ocean predator swam through Allens Creek, the most polluted stream in the Illawarra. The marginal environments of the Illawarra are home or refuge to a range of human and nonhuman presences, providing unique opportunities unavailable in the planned and managed land and seascapes surrounding them.
This paper seeks to uncover how we share these interstitial and changing places. Michael Adams is Associate Professor in human geography at UOW. He writes about humans and nature, in literary journals, academic journals and books. His essay ‘Salt Blood’ won the 2017 Calibre Essay Prize.