Image credit:
James Balog, Ilulissat Isfjord, Greenland, 24 August 2007. Copyright James Balog/Earth Vision Institute


February 8, 2019

I organized and programmed this symposium with the aim of cross-pollinating research approaches to and critique on the Anthropocene. It was presented in partnership with CU Art Museum and Nature, Environment, Science, Technology (NEST) Studio, complementing the exhibition Documenting Change: Our Climate.

Panel: Embodied Approaches to Climate
  • Julia Klema — “Creative Witnessing: Deciphering Environment and Self through Artistic Process”
  • Erin Leckey — “Lens on Climate Change: Engaging Diverse Secondary Students in Climate Science through Filmmaking”
  • Lisa Barlow — “Teaching the Science of Climate Change: Reflections and Strategies”
  • Beth Osnes — “Drawdown Act Up”

Panel: Speculative Environmental Futures
  • Laura Devendorf — ”Designing Technologies to Frustrate” 
  • Madison Myers — “Reworking and Making Kin in Jeff VanderMeer’s ‘Annihilation’”
  • Roberta Restaino — “Recoding Natural History”
  • Minso Kim — “Aura of Daylight”

Panel: Augmenting Climate
  • Joanne Marras Tate, Warren Cook, Emily Loker — “Suck the Anthropocene: Plastic Straws, Neoliberal Ideology and Environmental Action”
  • Ashley Whipple & Maya Livio — “Interdisciplinary Environmental Research: Lessons from the Field”
  • Kelsey Simpkins — “Art, the Arctic, and the Anthropocene: Effects of Contemporary Art on the Rights, Resources, and Resiliency of Arctic Communities”
  • Josh Westerman — “After Denial: Right Wing Climate Realism and Its Implications”

Keynote: William L. Fox, Director of Center for Art + Environment
“From the Anthropocene to the Anthroposcenic”