PSC in Conversation with Dr Blanche Verlie: Learning to Live with Climate Change


Date(s) - 19/09/2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



This is the first event in a three-part series titled PSC in Conversation. This series has been designed to invite deeper conversation in our community about the emotional and existential dimensions of climate change, looking at some of Australia’s most interesting thinkers on this topic. Please join us to participate in and expand the conversation.

Dr Blanche Verlie is a climate change educator and researcher, passionate about supporting people to engage with the emotional, ethical, and existential complexities of climate change. Her work centres around exploring how people (specifically, relatively privileged people) do, and how we could, understand, relate and respond to climate change, and the ways that we might better imagine and practice climate change education, communication and engagement. She sees this work as foundational for all our efforts, small and grand, to cultivate climate justice.

Blanche has worked primarily with undergraduate students, and is passionate about young people’s experiences of climate change, and supporting their activism. She is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University.

You can find out more about her research and writing and discover her wonderful book at

Part two of this series is PSC in Conversation with Dr John Wiseman: hope and courage in the climate crisis – Monday 17 October 6pm-7.30pm

Part three of this series is PSC in Conversation with Dr Glenn Albrecht: psyche, solastalgia, therapy and the symbiocene – Tuesday 15 November, 6pm-7.30pm

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