Deep Listening To the Anthropocene

Contemporary research shows the emergence of polarised debates on climate change that have limited global response and action and privileged narrow understandings of scientific progress. Scholars in the humanities and social sciences have argued we need to rethink our narratives about our relations with the world and its future. For example, Latour (2018: 2) argues that anthropogenic climate change has emerged as a matter of concern that involves learning ‘how to get our bearings, how to orient ourselves’ towards these futures. This project explores how we might tell new stories with the planet and experiments with sensory, embodied, emotional and affective modes of being in/with the world.


Duffy, M., Barry, K., Lobo, M. (accepted). Speculative listening: Melting sea ice and new methods of listening with the planet. Global Discourse: Special Issue - Staying with Speculation: Natures, Futures, Politics

Duffy, M., Barry, K., Scarles, C., Varley, P., Lobo, M. (accepted). A conversation through listening to everyday walks. In A. Pigott & O. Jones (eds) Rethinking Creativity in the Era of Ecocide. Embodiment, Performance and Practice

Boyd, C., Duffy, M. (accepted). Sound, geography, and non-representational theory. Unlikely: Journal of Creative Arts:Special Issue – Translating Ambiances

Duffy, M., Gallagher, M., Waitt, G. (2019). Emotional and affective geographies of sustainable community leadership: A visceral approach. Geoforum 106: 378-384

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.