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The language of trees

At the Museum of Contemporary Art

Hear from a scientist, a linguist and an Aboriginal storyteller on the power of the words we use to speak about trees and our environment.

The last decade has seen significant scientific discoveries on how forests sense, respond and communicate – yet we haven’t paused to understand what these discoveries mean for us and trees.

What does tree communication mean and how can we think about this without anthropomorphising trees? This talk unpacks the role this type of communication plays in the growth of trees, and how this language alters our relationship with, and understanding of, the natural environment.

‘The language of trees’ is a part of the Talking trees talk series. This talk will be moderated by Rachel Kent, MCA Chief Curator. Guest speakers to be announced shortly.



Wednesday 6 March 2019 from 6pm to 7.30pm


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