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An exploration of an ongoing creative project, Words for Water by Tracey Benson

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"Words for Water" is an ongoing creative project by Dr Tracey M Benson, an Australia-based interdisciplinary artist, academic and researcher. The project, which has been presented in exhibitions around the world, explores water from many perspectives - environmental, social, cultural and spiritual. Join Tracey as she draws connections between "Words for Water" and Cho Dharman's Sool to highlight critical environmental issues faced in our world today.

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Dr Tracey M Benson is an Australia-based interdisciplinary artist, academic and researcher. Her work focuses on issues related to belonging, place, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviour change. Walking is central to her creative practice exploring locative and augmented media tools to engage audiences to see their local places with fresh eyes. Her work has been extensively presented internationally in media arts festivals and exhibitions. With a passion for understanding different knowledge systems and engaging audiences, she often collaborates with Indigenous communities, historians, technologists and scientists. She lectures internationally and holds adjunct positions at University of Canberra, the More than Human Lab at Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, the eXtended Reality Collective at Charles Sturt University and is an Advisor for the TransArt Institute. She is listed as an expert with the Australian Academy of Science for her work on citizen engagement and behaviour change around energy and household sustainability.

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This programme is inspired by Sool, a Read! Fest featured title. Borrow the title here.

For other programmes related to this title, visit go.gov.sg/rfsool

For the full listing of Read! Fest programmes, visit go.gov.sg/readfest21


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About Read! Fest 2021

Read! Fest 2021 invites you on a forward-looking journey of self-discovery. With the theme of Reboot, take a moment to re-examine and refresh your lenses on day-to-day aspects that shape our lives.

Anchored by 12 key books and topics, Read! Fest will host over 60 programmes – from talks by world-renowned authors to workshops and experiences – each curated to immerse you in a world of thoughtful ideas for our time.

From myths and minimalism to work and womanhood, stretch out to explore new worlds and perspectives. Where will you find yourself?

For more info, visit go.gov.sg/nrm-readfest21.

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