On the ‘Horniman walrus’

  • Matthew Nicholson Durham University, Durham Law School
Keywords: international environmental law, nature, law and linguistics, legal objects

Abstract

This article considers the connections between a walrus displayed in the Horniman Museum in south-east London and international environmental law. Drawing on my experience of reproducing this walrus in clay, it uses the walrus as a microcosm of international environmental law’s engagement with nature in the context of cultural and philosophical trends involving the artefactualisation, socialisation and humanisation of nature.

Published
2017-11-07
Section
Articles