A Conversation Series in NYC in 2018:
''The Art and Activism of the Anthrocene''
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 6:30 pm
These panelists approach climate-change dialogues through different mediums - book-length and magazine journalism, and through theater. They'll discuss their approach to gathering stories, their thoughts on why these stories matter, and the challenges they've faced when shaping issues of climate change into digestible narratives for the public.
Jeff VanderMeer, Zaria Forman, Gleb Raygorodetsky, and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 6:30 PM
Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy, speaks with visual artist Zaria Forman, conservation biologist Gleb Raygorodetsky, and Indigenous leader Victoria Tauli-Corpuz about "transitional environments" - regions of land undergoing change so dramatic they're barely recognizable. They will discuss how art and activism can bring greater awareness to the communities and environs most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 6:30 PM
Authors Amitav Ghosh and Helen Phillips talks with photographer and filmmaker Nathan Kensinger about the role novelists and artists play in helping others to better imagine the effects of climate change.
All events take place at the New York Society Library, 53 East 79th Street
These events are open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required. To register, contact the Library's Events Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.288.6900 x230. Library members may also register online.