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Human/Nature Symposium — Creativity in the Face of Climate Change

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Human/Nature Symposium — Creativity in the Face of Climate Change

2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
April 24th, 2009 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
bampfa@berkeley.edu
PHONE:  
510.642.0808
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11am-7pm; Friday, Saturday 11am-9pm

DESCRIPTION

Admission Free

How have the arts guided societies in times of scarcity and environmental change? How can artists address the complex scientific issues involved in climate change?

Occasioned by Human/Nature, this symposium looks at the role of the visual arts in manifesting society’s values and challenging people to rethink their responsibility to the future of the planet. The program is the second in a series on creativity in the face of climate change, organized by the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, directed by Daniel McGrath.

Among the distinguished scholars and artists featured in the program will be Naomi Oreskes, professor of history and science studies and dean of the Sixth College at UC San Diego. Oreskes’s groundbreaking work, especially her 2004 essay “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change,” has led to major media coverage nationwide and to the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth.