Climate change is urgent and important, but also, for many, boring, difficult and confusing. What kinds of stories, artworks and other interventions are being created in response to ‘the greatest challenge facing humanity’ — a challenge that is also apparently forgettable?
This seminar is an opportunity to discuss a body of projects represented in an associated exhibition of work from three research projects held at the RGS-IBG London: Stories of Change (creative responses to the challenge of decarbonizing energy systems), Earth in Vision (looking at 60 years of broadcasting about global environmental issues) and Provisional Cities (exploring the relationship between environmental crisis and urbanism).
This seminar marks the launch of the books that came out of these projects. These are: Energetic (Shed, 2018) from Stories of Change, three e-books from Earth in Vision, and Provisional Cities: Cautionary Tales for the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2018). The seminar will give an opportunity for members of these project teams and other researchers to explore some common and current themes at the intersection of climate research, policy, politics and culture.
The seminar begins at 3pm, but come early and look round the associated exhibition first!: http://www.open.ac.uk/researchcentres/osrc/events/culture-and-climate-change-free-exhibition-in-london
There will also be a reception afterwards (5:30pm-8pm) for those who have registered to attend the seminar.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Stories of Change and Earth in Vision. The British Academy funded Provisional Cities. Culture and Climate Change is a framework for a series of research and public engagement projects on climate change. Further information can be found on the website here: http://www.cultureandclimatechange.co.uk
You must register with Eventbrite to attend (see link below) as places are limited.