ABOUT AEGIS



The AEGIS Art & Ecologies Research Network focuses on cultural responses to global climate change, the poetics of place, and relations between human and nonhuman animals through interdisciplinary research.

Based in the School of Art at RMIT University, Melbourne, AEGIS includes researchers from other universities and independent scholars responding to two broad fields of enquiry: the arts and environmental humanities, and the natural sciences

One of the central aims of the network is to facilitate cultural practices engaging with ecological issues: from current urban environmental politics, cultural geography and the social construction of space, to the cultural communication of science, extinction studies, biosemiotics and multi-species ethnographies.
AEGIS also investigates how environmental history, Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge Systems and other histories of the longue durée bear on the affective connections between human and nonhuman ecologies.

AEGIS enables interdisciplinary dialogues on how cultural practices might contribute to knowledge of nonhuman species and contested global ecologies of cities, agricultural domains, oceans, forests, deserts, mountainous regions and other cold climates.