P27
Surviving entanglements in West Papua [Combined format]

Convenors:
Lisa Stefanoff (UNSW Art & Design)
Chair:
Lisa Stefanoff
Discussant:
TBC
Location:
A4-003
Start time:
6 December, 2018 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

What entanglements survive in West Papua today and how are people, plants, animals and land surviving them? This combined format panel seeks to explore how, why and with what impacts projects, processes and stories of life, death and survival are 'entangled' (Kirksey 2012) for people and other species in West Papua today.

Long abstract:

What entanglements survive in West Papua today and how are people, plants, animals and land surviving them? This combined format panel seeks to explore how, why and with what impacts projects, processes and stories of life, death and survival are 'entangled' (Kirksey 2012) for people and other species in West Papua today. It also proposes to experiment with how anthropology might 'entangle' itself in an enlivening transdisciplinary conversation with traditional knowledge, environmental science, theology, art and other modes of researching, making and thinking about living and dying in West Papua as an activated practice of cultural survival, human rights and ecological vitality. Written papers, films, songs and performances are warmly invited from anthropologists and other researchers, cultural custodians, musicians, singers, filmmakers, storytellers, poets and any other artists that address questions of life, death and surviving entanglements in West Papua from multiple species' and theoretical perspectives.