CMR Audio Project – Episode 6 – Dr Gavin Rishworth

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As part of my post-doctorate position at the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research at the Nelson Mandela University, I get to interview people who have a link to the CMR, or whose work is relevant to the broad scope of the CMR.

Episode 6 is with Dr Gavin Rishworth. He is a Marine Biologist and a Senior Lecturer in the Zoology Department at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Read a bit about him here: link.

Comments or questions welcome: [email protected]

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed in the CMR audio project episodes are those of the participants alone, and do not necessarily reflect any position of the CMR of the Nelson Mandela University.

CMR Audio Project – Episode 4 – Prof Mandy Lombard

As part of my post-doctorate position at the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research at the Nelson Mandela University, I get to interview people who have a link to the CMR, or whose work is relevant to the broad scope of the CMR.

Episode 4 is with Professor Mandy Lombard. She occupies the research Chair in Marine Spatial Planning. Read her profile here: link.

Comments or questions welcome: [email protected]

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed in the CMR audio project episodes are those of the participants alone, and do not necessarily reflect any position of the CMR of the Nelson Mandela University.

Podcast #7: Andrea Hurst and Belinda du Plooy on The Water Pilgrimage, a University Engagement Event

“It was very important to just create a space where you have a sense of what it is that you want to do, but you have to let every single participant configure that space in the way that they see it, and then contribute what they contribute. And in that way if you don’t manipulate and control and try to offer people a narrative of this thing, you end up with such a rich diversity of responses.”

About this episode:

My friends and colleagues, Prof. Andrea Hurst and Dr. Belinda du Plooy, sat down with me to discuss the unique and ground-breaking university engagement event that we call a water pilgrimage. An eye-opening discussion in that it shows how dynamic things can be in the university context – we end up referring to the ‘the Sacred’, and contextualise it a manner that might seem unusual but also appropriate considering the need across contexts to re-connect with each other and our environment.

There will be an exhibition at the Nelson Mandela University’s Bird Street Campus in Port Elizabeth, from 18 – 22 November, where contributions from the 33 pilgrims will be displayed. Performances and presentations will occur on the opening evening.

Andrea is the South African Research Chair for Identities and Social Cohesion in Africa, hosted at Nelson Mandela University – see here.

Belinda manages the Engagement Office at Neslon Mandela University – see here.