This is a call for support for ‘Voices from the Southern Ocean’, the new Living Data project for inspiring and informing children to tell their own stories of relationship to the natural world.
We would greatly appreciate your support.
Voices from the Southern Ocean is a project being developed for children by an experienced team of scientists, knowledge holders, artists and software engineers whose common purpose is to bring together knowledge from Western science, Indigenous ecological science and the Dreaming. Animations, installations, performances and picture books will give voice to ocean creatures and their relatives on land. An animated interactive web site will track the creatures’ journeys and invite human responses. Algae, Krill, Fish, Snake, Bird and Whale will embark on an expedition from Antarctica to Australia to explore their co-evolution with natural cycles of global climate change driven by Antarctic sea ice. New and ancient ways of expressing, embodying and passing on knowledge will reveal connections between health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the planet, and some ancient wisdom on forgiveness, care for country and conflict resolution.
Our guides for story telling include Yuin Elder Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison and writer Bruce Pascoe, Gumbaynggirr ecologist Chels Marshall, Antarctic scientists Andrew Constable and Katherina Petrou, and Patrick White Award winning author Carmel Bird. Voices from the Southern Ocean builds on previous Living Data projects and maintains the principles of reciprocity and self-determination within this project and the wider Living Data community.
We would greatly appreciate any support that you can give.