Strategies of Cultural Change in the Anthropocene - SAIC's Conversations on Art & Science

Submitted by events on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:34pm
Image: Benedikt Rugar, 2012
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:15pm to 7:00pm

Industrial culture is radically transforming our planet, from human-induced global warming and accelerating mass extinctions to the wholesale reshaping of the Earth’s surface. What are the patterns of collective behavior that have led to this sweeping process of biophysical change, which has come to be known as “the Anthropocene?” How can culture be changed in response? This event brings together people whose work in environmental advocacy and the arts puts deliberately transformative strategies into play. By discussing their specific strategies, we hope to contribute to larger experiments in remaking culture.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Bernd M. Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Julia Adeney Thomas, Department of History, Notre Dame University
David Holmquist, Citizens Climate Lobby, Great Lakes Region

Co-sponsored with support from the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois Chicago, and Deep Time Chicago.

Free and open to the public!

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Location and contact
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sharp Building, The LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor
Chicago  Illinois  60603
United States
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