Ultramarine Conversations: Blue Carbon Method | Professor Catherine Lovelock, Senior Curator Peta Rake | UQ Art Museum
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Off the back of her time at COP26, Professor Catherine Lovelock will join Senior Curator Peta Rake to discuss the recently formalised Blue Carbon Method – the sequestering of carbon in coastal and marine ecosystems. They will address the big hopes that Blue Carbon offers, as well as what issues might arise.
This event is part of Ultramarine Conversations, an ongoing series of talks and panels in conjunction with Oceanic Thinking, which is the inaugural exhibition of the multi-year program Blue Assembly.
This series will assemble voices from a diverse range of fields and practices to take us beyond the sea and into the ocean — its environments, its human and non-human habitats, its varied and complex place in global cultures. The political, cultural and psychological spaces of human life formed and informed by the marine will be troubled with — as will the urgent question of care for the oceans, their peoples, and their animals.
Professor Catherine Lovelock is ARC Laureate Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland. Lovelock's research focusses on the influence of environmental change, including climate change, on the ecology of coastal and marine plant communities and in providing knowledge to underpin conservation and restoration of these ecosystems now and in the future.
Peta Rake is Senior Curator at UQ Art Museum. Prior to this she held various roles at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, including Acting Director of Creative Residencies, Visual + Digital Art Department and full-time Curator of Walter Phillips Gallery/Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI). Independently, she has curated exhibitions at ISCP (New York), Oakland Museum of California (Oakland), CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art (San Francisco), Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco), and the Esker Foundation (Calgary).