What if Climate Change was Purple?
The Whakaruruhau Collective, is an accomplished group of poets and writers consisting of: Nadine Anne Hura, Cassandra Barnett, Anahera Gildea, Anne-Marie Te Whiu and Michaela Keeble. This participatory research project aims to investigate neo-colonisation in the shift of climate research towards indigenous knowledges. The collective will hold poetry/literature conversations, panels and performance activities online and in public gatherings. Their new work will interrogate knowledge and who has the right to exploit it, and whether the ethics of knowledge creation will ultimately impact the success of climate action. The final iteration is likely to feature the five artists in spoken poetry and video/digital installation art work.
Michaela Keeble. Image credit: supplied by the artist