A TREE'S WORTH

Selena De Carvalho | Office of Other Spaces | Aviva Reed | Briony Barr | Sofia Sabbagh | Damien Wright

Earth rights, the commodification of nature and the challenge of climate change are addressed through various responses to how trees are valued in society.

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Brunswick precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 27 April 2019 to Sunday 26 May 2019
Launch Saturday 27 April 2019, 2-4pm

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Published by Counihan Gallery on Thursday 21 March 2019.
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Language frames the way in which we see the world. Recently, the term ‘ecosystem services’ has become a way to describe the important role nature plays in ‘supporting’ humans. Often criticized for language that commodifies nature, giving it a monetary value to be bartered with, it also gives nature a bartering force within the governance structures that exist. ‘A tree’s worth’ questions the paradox of language, exploring the role that data may play in the human journey of learning to listen to trees, simultaneously celebrating tree’s and their ‘worth’ in society. This exhibition raises complex ideas around earth rights, voice, agency and trees capacity to mitigate a changing climate through the collaboration between artists, planners and policy makers.

Writers-in-residence:
• Dr Jeanine Leane
• Ailsa Wild

A Tree’s Worth is supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project: “Seeing the good from the trees: remotely sensing the urban forest.” (DP 150103135)