Kirsten Wehner is the James O Fairfax Senior Fellow in Culture and Environment at the National Museum of Australia. An established curator, artist, creative producer and writer, Kirsten’s practice centres on the cultural/emotional dimensions of ecological crisis, with a focus on how materials and spaces may help transform people’s relationships with/in the more-than-human world. Kirsten was formerly Director of PhotoAccess, the ACT’s centre for photography, image and media arts, and Head Curator, People and the Environment, at the National Museum. She has held research and artist residencies at the Rachel Carson Centre, Munich, University of Sydney and University of Canberra/Belconnen Arts Centre. Kirsten has published widely on affective museum practice and object meanings, engaging themes across a wide sweep of Australian experience. Her most recent book is the co-edited/authored Living with the Anthropocene: Love, loss and hope in the face of environmental crisis (New South Books, 2020).
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