Amelia Hine is an inhuman geographer with a freshly submitted critical human geographies PhD. Her research focuses on the social and material aspects of Anthropocenic landscape planning and design, with a particular interest in the extractives sector. She teaches into landscape architecture and interior design at the QUT school of design, and complements her research with an experimental image-making practice, exploring temporalities and futures, and telling stories about the social life of objects.

This talk begins with two keys premises: that landscape change is an intrinsic part of mining and industrial development; and that novel ways of understanding landscapes can open up new possibilities for their future. In order to locate these novel perspectives I will accessibly explore some of the contemporary theoretical approaches to knowing and communicating the complex realities of industrial landscapes, drawing from the fields of new materialism, human geography, environmental humanities, and science & technology studies. To demonstrate these approaches in practice I will share some of my own projects developed through fieldwork and ongoing collaborations that collectively aim to allow observers to think differently about landscape, drawing out many understandings of time and spatial movement in order to reveal alternative ways of interpreting sites.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars

Welcome to the 2019 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations covers a large breadth of interesting topics, from social licence to operate, to mineral processing through to mine closure.

If you wish to watch past presentations or a missed Seminar, you can access the videos uploaded to YouTube through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq