If ecology is the "study of organisms in relation to one another and to their surroundings" (the Pocket Oxford), then this symposium seeks to interrogate how theories of the baroque may be usefully applied to better understand those relationships here.
While in this context here is deliberately parochial, referring to Aotearoa and the South Pacific, we are interested in how the baroque has fared elsewhere as a mediation between the local and the global: for example, how it has been used in the Americas to construct a complex relationship between cultures, and how it recurs in Europe and elsewhere.
We envisage posing two topics in relation to this:
The Baroque Social:
Biculturalism, Complexity, the local and the global, trans-disciplinarity, Recurrence, baroque economies, the GFC and the end of the baroque, post-colonial studies
Being in the world and "Alternative Hedonisms":
The environment, sustainability, localism, landscapes of intricacy, intimacy and desire, super compositing fungal products, community ecologies
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