07 Apr Straddling the Pacific Ocean: Wild Maritime Places in California and New Zealand
Mike McGinnis (Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington)
Thursday, April 7, 2011 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
For thousands of years, coastal inhabitation by diverse maritime peoples across the Pacific Ocean has included a natural history of adapting to changes in the marine and coastal environment. Whether it is a tsunami, flood, earthquake, fire or the catastrophic impacts of global climate change, the spirit of change is an important feature of Pacific maritime peoples. This presentation will emphasize the importance of wildness and the cultivation of a sense of inhabitation and more-than-human-community across the Pacific Ocean, with a focus on the California and New Zealand maritime and place-based experiences.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Geographies of Place series.