Dr Charles Massy will be exploring themes developed in his recent book, Call of the Reed Warbler, through a public lecture brought to you by Landscape Architecture at RMIT University.
Charles Massy is a farmer and research associate at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU.
His recent book, Call of the Reed Warbler, has provided us with a call to action – a manifesto that both reinforces the necessity to understand this country on its own terms and the disturbing extent to which so much remains unknown. The tools for this understanding lie in an approach to practice – an approach that must of necessity itself be regenerative.
The book has been described as offering 'a challenging account of the possible future of the complex human-land relationship...The main theme is the emergence of a regenerative era in which humans match their interventions to the inherent ways of the land. Emeritus Professor Valerie Brown, AO has described this as 'listening to the land'.