Constructed with found materials and eco-dyed fabrics, Aer Nullius is an installation and reading space dedicated to Indigenous authors from across the biosphere. “Aer Nullius” is borrowed from Métis academic Zoe Todd, who has used the term to describe the absence or blurring of Indigenous voices within the global discussion on climate change. This reading space, which is a metaphysical gathering of people from many First Nation states, is a response to this issue.
In a world that emerges through reciprocal relationships between animals, plants and country, we might be reminded of our own place as a human being within this web. We may also be reminded that while some of the details that our ancestors knew may be lost, the “heart” of this knowledge, as put by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Braiding Sweetgrass) remains in our human ability to observe and listen to the conversations unfolding in a more-than-human social world, and to respond with gentleness and foresight.