Edited by Prasad, MohitEdited by Robie, David
This special edition of the literary journal Dreadlocks incorporates proceedings from Oceans, Islands and Skies - Oceanic Conference on Creativity and Climate Change. The conference highlighted the role of writers, artists and the media in environmental challenges in the Pacifi c.... The conference was held from 13-17 September 2010 at the Laucala Campus of the University of the South Pacifi c in Suva. The proceedings from the conference refl ect on the rationale that Oceania has always had at its core traditions creative expression that empowered us in our relationship with the environment. The conference papers, presentations, community events and the associated artists and writers festival that are included in the proceedings provide an alternative culture of responses to issues like climate change. This publication exemplifi es the synergy of creative spirits with academic papers and presentations from across the humanities, social sciences and scientifi c and environmental knowledge to better serve the Pacifi c in facing climate challenges. Publication was assisted by a grant from AUTs School of Communication Studies. The book is edited by Dr Mohit Prasad and includes a chapter by Professor David Robie, director of the Pacifi c Media Centre, editor of Pacifi c Journalism Review and former journalism coordinator at the University of the South Pacific.Read more
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