Hayley Singer, , Grantee Link >
Hayley Singer teaches contemporary ecofictions and feminist ecologies of writing at the University of Melbourne. She received a grant for “Lives Not Livestock: A Public Narrative Project.” This project aims to investigate the role of farm animal sanctuaries during extreme climate disaster via recorded interviews and participatory research at sanctuary sites that have experienced disaster. She writes:
This project intends to bring about cultural, social and even political change through narrative activism, shifting national narratives of farmed animals and their treatment from ‘risk’ and ‘deficit’ to:
• the suffering of farmed animals;
• transitions from animal agriculture into plant-based economies;
• greater support for animal sanctuaries who are overburdened, under resourced, and dealing with extreme climate events.