Futurelands2 took place on 12-13 November in Kandos, NSW. 130 people, children and dogs from across NSW and further afield listened, talked, mingled and dined between the Kandos Community Hall, Marloo farm and the extraordinary pagodas of Ganguddy/Dunns Swamp in the Wollemi National Park. Innovative farmers, Indigenous historians and land custodians, soil scientists, economists, writers and artists explored emerging practices in farming, land care, food and energy production and inspired new conversations about the human relationship to land.
Futurelands2 was staged by the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation (KSCA). It was proudly hosted by Cementa Inc within the annual public program of the Cementa Contemporary Arts Festival, in partnership with the Material Ecologies Research Network (MECO) at University of Wollongong and the Space, Place and Country research cluster from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. It was convened by Laura Fisher and co-organised by Laura Fisher, Diego Bonetto, Ann Finegan, Gilbert Grace, Alex Wisser, Lucas Ihlein, Christine McMillan, Georgie Pollard & Ian Milliss, all of whom are founding members of KSCA.
Videos of all the Futurelands2 talks and events can be found here.
The Futurelands2 newspaper, published in April 2017 and overflowing with Futurelands2 goodness, can be found here.
Futurelands2 and the foundation of the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation have been generously funded by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.