Session 1: Sensemaking about Space
How have we seen Space? How, more especially, have Australians seen Space? What questions do we have, what answers do we need, as we approach the likelihood of Space landings and habitation? What challenges and opportunities await us? And what dangers and pitfalls must we avoid? How can our different nations and peoples work together in Space?
Such questions pose searching social, ethical, philosophical, and cultural dilemmas, and add depth to the challenging agenda that the physical sciences have faced for years. This session seeks to explore these dimensions, and to outline some of the complex predicaments at play in sensemaking about Space.
Following a short film, Moonrise (Rowena Potts & Ceridwen Dovey, 2021) panellists will share their thoughts about a range of pressing issues, including Space environmentalism, access and diversity within the Space community, and the need for better communication across the arts, the humanities, the social and Space sciences, and the wider Space community.
Moderator: Prof Juan Francisco Salazar, Western Sydney University
- Dr Alice Gorman, Space Archaeologist
- Rami Mandow, Founder SpaceAustralia.com
- Dr Jeremy Walker, Climate Justice Research Centre, UTS
- Ceridwen Dovey, Author