Season for Change
June-Dec 2018 UK
Season for Change is a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change.
From June–December 2018, organisations and artists across the UK spark conversations about the future of our planet through performances, exhibitions, talks, film screenings, workshops and events.
Season for Change runs from 1 June until 16 December 2018, finishing to coincide with the COP24 UN Climate Negotiations in Katowice, Poland.
Climate Museum, new york - programming
A celebration of climate engagement and solutions, with art and science programming. Special feature: a climate-focused spoken word competition for NYC youth.
A show imagining climate museums around the world, with contributions from major international architects. Curated by Reed Kroloff. (Image credit: Brandon Wang)
HumanNature lecture series- Sydney
LIVING BIOLOGICAL OBJECTS ON THE PEDESTAL
World-renowned innovator at the intersection of science, nature and art, Oron Catts asks: what is life?
24 May 2018
Time: 06.00 PM to 07.30 PM
Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
AM Members: $16 / General Public: $20 / Concession: $18
Delve into the intriguing possibilities that emerge when art meets biology, as Oron Catts, world-renowned innovator at the intersection of science, nature and art, asks: what is life?
For more than two decades, Catts has been at the forefront of experiments in the manipulation of fragments of living systems for artistic ends. This lecture explores the role that art has played and continues to play in shifting understandings of what life is and does. What are the stakes—social, ethical, ontological— in manipulating living forms for artistic purposes? What are the consequences, both intended and not, of placing artworks/lifeforms into diverse cultural contexts, from the gallery to the museum?
6.00pm: Welcome drink & refreshments.
6.30pm: Talk and Q&A
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HumanNature lecture series - sydney
The Humanities in a Time of Environmental Crisis
Sydney Environmental Humanities Lecture Series, 2018
Environmental change seems to be happening all around us, and yet voices differ over its causes and consequences. At the same time, our human activity is playing an increasingly significant role in shaping the earth and its future possibilities.
This landmark lecture series will offer a range of talks by leading international scholars in the Environmental Humanities. It will draw on insights from history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, and related disciplines and explore the important roles that the humanities can play in addressing some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our day.
This Lecture Series is jointly funded and coordinated by the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University, the University of Sydney and the Australian Museum.
Narratives of climate change symposium - university of newcastle
5-6 july 2018
The CALL FOR PAPERS for the Narratives of Climate Change Symposium has been extended. Proposals for abstracts, papers, art and performances can be submitted until March 31st 2018.
The struggle to solve the problem of human-forced climate change - which requires us to stop using fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas and end deforestation - has become an ever-present backdrop to political discourse, an intermittent topic in popular media, a central concern for community and social movements in the Global South and North, and a magnet for scholarly engagement.
The climate change problem is a disruptive, and potentially creative force that challenges, among other things, diverse ways of living, expectations of a good life, the dominant patterns of production and consumption, dominant frameworks of knowledge and the political, the fundamental precepts of legal systems, and the presupposition that our children’s children will inherit a world in which humans and the greater community of life can flourish.
At the same time, discourses around climate change risk invisibilising other histories of power and exploitation, such as colonialism, that have long inflicted violences upon First Nations peoples and their lifeworlds, and which underpin the reality that both the impacts and root causes of climate change are experienced disproportionally by the most vulnerable. Indeed, some climate change interventions serve to undermine rather than sustain Earth.