VICKIE ZHANG


cultural geographer

affect, mobilities, work
negativity 
economic + affective transitions







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KSCA — An Artist, a Farmer and a Scientist Walk into a Bar... (NSW, Australia)

Interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration, socially engaged art and regenerative agriculture?

An Artist, a Farmer and a Scientist Walk into a Bar... is a newspaper exploring issues of land, regenerative agriculture and rural change in Australia. It is the final publication of a major creative arts initiative from the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation (KSCA). The initiative involved nine artists embarking on collaborations with farmers, scientists, Aboriginal knowledge holders, chefs and rural innovators, including at The Living Classroom in Bingara, NSW.

Through reports, stories, essays, poems, reflections and more, the pieces seek ways to re-think and re-practice relationships to land in a changing climate.

I co-edited the newspaper with Laura Fisher and Lucas Ihlein, and contributed an article called “Serres’ Ark: Crossing Disciplines at Groundwell”. The article reflects on the embodied work of interdisciplinary collaboration, refracted through the life of philosopher Michel Serres.

Access the digital newspaper here, and get in touch if you’d like to be posted a hard copy version to read over Sunday breakfast.

Regenerated land image (bottom right) by Alex Wisser
03/2021