Danielle Celermajer is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, Deputy Director of the Sydney Environment Institute and lead of the Multispecies Justice project. A long-time human rights scholar and activist, in recent years she has turned her attention to injustices and violence in the natural world. Through the experience of living during the black summer bushfires with a multispecies community, she began writing about a new crime of our age, Omnicide. Her latest book, Summertime (Penguin Random House, 2021) was written to convey the critical urgency of the harms to multispecies of the climate catastrophe and the need for urgent action.
What can writers and stories contribute in our collective response to climate change? In what direction do they point us? Rebecca Forgasz (moderator), Danielle Celermajer, Daniel Sherrell, Mireille Juchau