Women in Wetlands



Event Date and Time
June 14th, 2022 at 1:00pm EST to June 14th, 2022 at 3:00pm EST

Everyone is welcome to join this Women in Wetlands session!

On the 14th of June, RE-PEAT and Dr. Elizabeth-Jane Burnett (Northumbria University) are hosting a panel discussion all about women and wetlands - including a range of topics including art, poetry, and the rights of peatlands + more!

Joining the session will be Khairani Barokka, Dr. Sheree Mack, Camila Marambio and pantea.

We look forward to welcoming you to this engaging and thought-provoking session!


RE-PEAT is an international youth-led collective who is co-creating a peatland paradigm shift - which we take to mean a shift in how we think about, use and imagine peatlands. You can find more about us on our website.

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett is an author and academic whose creative and critical work has a largely environmental focus. Publications include the poetry collections Of Sea and Swims (Penned in the Margins, 2021, 2017), nature writing memoir The Grassling (Penguin, 2019) and monograph A Social Biography of Contemporary Innovative Poetry Communities: The Gift, the Wager and Poethics (Palgrave, 2017). She leads the Leverhulme Research Fellowship project Creative Writing and Climate Change: Developing a New Wetlands Literature, is a nature diarist for The Guardian and Associate Professor in Creative Writing at Northumbria University.


Dr Sheree Mack

"My practice manifests through poetry, storytelling, image and the unfolding histories of black people. I engage audiences around black women's voices and bodies, black feminism, grief and healing, ecology and nature, identity and memory.

I'm the founder of Earth Sea Love, which is a social enterprise, offering opportunities to People of the Global Majority living in the north east of England to develop a deeper connection with/in nature. The Earth Sea Love Podcast has developed out of these experiences and aims to change the narrative around who has a right to have a relationship with nature. I've recently been writer in residence for Northumberland National Park Authority."

Khairani Barokka

Khairani Barokka is a writer and artist from Jakarta, whose work has been presented widely internationally, and centres disability justice as anticolonial praxis and environmental justice. Among her honours, she has been Modern Poetry in Translation's Inaugural Poet-in-Residence, a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change, an Artforum Must-See, UK Associate Artist at Delfina Foundation, and Associate Artist at the National Centre for Writing (UK). Okka's work includes being author-illustrator of Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis), author of Rope (Nine Arches), and co-editor of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches). Her latest book is Ultimatum Orangutan (Nine Arches), shortlisted for the Barbellion Prize, and centres anti-colonialism as central to environmental justice.


pantea works with different media in order to imagine and share narratives that are less heard. Everyday stuff, ecology and the more-than-human inspire her work. She has experience in performance arts, film, photography and music. More recently, she thinks and works through sound and gardening. pantea is currently learning about socially-engaged practice and community-based work by exploring possibilities brought about by listening. She is passionate about the environment, plants and wetlands. She has performed and exhibited works nationally and in the Netherlands, Belgium, India, Turkey and Scotland, UK.

Camila Marambio

Camila Marambio is the founding director and curator of the nomadic research program Ensayos. Since 2011, Ensayos brings together artists, scientists, lawyers, indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of all walks of life, to exercise collective emergent forms of eco-cultural ethics at the world's end. A recent Postdoc Fellow of The Seedbox Program at The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Camila is a letter writing dancer who practices mundane magic, delights in telling ancient circular stories and is concerned with human/non-human health. Peatlands are her passion, for more on this visit Turba Tol.