A public forum about how climate change and environmental risks are represented from different positions in the arts, politics and in debates on nuclear energy. Follow the discussion throughout the night: #earthspeaks2015
An RMIT Gallery and ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2015 Festival event presented by CLIMARTE, in conjunction with the AEGIS Research Network. AEGIS is a network of artists and scholars focused on the question of how the arts and humanities can respond to natural history and the global problems of climate change and loss of biodiversity.
Kindly supported by Melbourne Conversations, the City of Melbourne’s program of free talks.
Dr Helen Caldicott (Author and environmental activist) will speak on how conflicting interests are represented in public debates on nuclear power.
William L. Fox (Author, Nevada Center for Art + Environment) will talk about the age of the Anthropocene and its cultural representation.
Associate Professor Peter Christoff (University of Melbourne) is a political scientist, teaching and researching climate policy and environmental policy. He will speak on how the issue of climate change is addressed in politics.
Professor Kate Rigby (Monash University) will focus on how writers and philosophers are responding to the issue.
David Buckland (Cape Farewell) will speak about how the Cape Farewell Project has enabled artists and people from other fields to interpret climate change.
Event sponsored by:
Melbourne Conversations, the City Of Melbourne’s Program of free talks