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Contested Countryside - MindJam 2018

Contested Countryside - MindJam 2018

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  • Sat 20 Oct ’18, 11:00am – 12:00pm


Yonder, 14 Church St, Queenstown


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Catalyst Trust

The new politics of farming... Farming politics is now much more in the public eye, with issues like global warming, water management, animal welfare, overseas owners and access. Prof Hugh Campbell discusses farming as our dominant land-use and the economic and environmental implications.

Guest Expert: Professor Hugh Campbell

Professor Hugh Campbell teaches in the Department of Sociology, Gender & Social Work at Otago and was the foundation Director of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability. He is a leading expert on primary production, food systems and sustainability.

He has published very widely and has also been a key research leader directing several programmes investigating the transformation of farming practices and the rural economy. He has written on a wide range of issues from supermarkets to rural masculinity, food waste to genetic modification, from organics to eating insects.

What is MindJam?
Tickle your brain as we tackle the big issues in a series of informal conversations, stitched together by some of New Zealand’s leading thinkers, over a coffee and cake or wine and tapas at Yonder (14 Church St, Queenstown).

MindJam sessions are guided by guest experts, but it’s our questions, thoughts and discussions that make MindJam. Seats are free but limited, so please get your spot early, order your refreshments and be ready to join in. Friday night’s launch includes complimentary tapas.

Eventbrite registration is encouraged (search for Catalyst Trust Queenstown) so we have an idea on numbers, but it is first in, first served for seats on the night.

MindJam is a collaboration between Catalyst Trust and the University of Otago’s Division of Humanities.

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