Online Talk by CAS Member: Carsten Wergin – “How can Australian Indigenous Experience Change Western Perspectives on the World?”

Online Talk by CAS Member: Carsten Wergin – “How can Australian Indigenous Experience Change Western Perspectives on the World?”

Are there alternatives to the way Western culture perceives the world? This is a question that CARSTEN WERGIN is pursuing in his anthropological research in Northwest Australia. Recent developments and diverse global crises have shown that the idea that humanity can be master over nature needs to be seriously challenged. Participating in the Lurujarri Heritage Trail, guided by the indigenous group responsible for it – the Goolarabooloo – Wergin learnt about their approach to nature that is led by the experience of being part of and drawing energy from the land. He found that this indigenous perception of the environment allows for a different engagement with the world: Instead of exploiting nature for economic reasons, one is governed by the experience of entanglement and ‘being with’ the environment.

Find the talk under https://lt.org/publication/how-can-australian-indigenous-experience-change-western-perspectives-world

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2017-12-19T15:42:38+00:00 Current Events, Talks/Lectures|