AN EMOTIONAL LEXICON FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

Wonder, Denial, Disappointment, Grief, and Hope

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Reception 6:30pm, event begins at 7:00pm

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | 3251 S Miami Ave | Miami, FL 33129

ABOUT THE EVENT

lex·i·con n. A list of words relevant to a specific situation or shared by a group of people; a special vocabulary

How can words describe the experience of living in a time of environmental crisis? How can we describe our feelings as the seas rise around us and we are uncertain about what the future holds? Does the language we use shape our experience of the natural world?

Reflect with local environmental humanities scholars and ecoartists on how arts and culture can help us understand the feelings we might have as we think about climate change.

Come to this event prepared to hear from to local humanities scholars and horticulturists and also to participate in small group discussions.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required at bit.ly/emotionlexicon

FEATURING

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Xavier Cortada

Artist
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Mark Rowlands

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami
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Elizabeth Doud

Artist and Director of Climakaze Miami, FUNDarte
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Catherine L. Newell

Assistant Professor of Religion and Science in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Miami
6:30pm

Reception with light refreshments


7:30pm

Lightening Round Lectures and Discussion

  • Welcome: Remko Jansonius, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
  • Wonder: Alastair Gordon, Architecture Critic, Miami Herald
  • Denial: Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence, FIU SEAS and CARTA
  • Disappointment: Mark Rowlands, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami
  • Grief: Elizabeth Doud, Artist & Director of Climakaze Miami, FUNDarte
  • Hope: Catherine Newell, Religious Studies, University of Miami
Co-Sponsored by the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and the FIU Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis Project

Funded in part through the Humanities in the Public Square Initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities