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Becoming Ecological: Evolutionary Thought

  • Laneway Learning 22-24 Bennetts Lane Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Becoming Ecological: Make art, learn science

Evolutionary Thought

 This session looks at evolutionary theory and its role in complex adaptive systems. This studio explores concepts such as cumulative change, adaption, resilience and how the distribution of energy has enabled diversity.

Visual ecologist, Aviva Reed, will facilitate immersive afternoons of lecture, story and art based learning, in order to explore the complexity of ecology. Participants are invited to explore their own creative potential through the process of developing take home ecological portraits using collage, pencils and/or watercolour.

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At the completion of each of these workshops, participants will have a richer, clearer understanding as to how to incorporate ecological knowledge into their everyday decision making processes, both at work and at home.

Aviva Reed is an award winning illustrator, artist & scientist. She has been working in this field for over a decade, within tertiary, corporate and school environments. She refers to herself as a visual ecologist, someone who makes visible the invisible, through context, story and illustration. Aviva combines art and science to encourage whole brain thinking. For more about Aviva go to

Family Friendly

Suitable for age 12 and over.