Anthropocene, Ecology, Pedagogy: The Future in Question
Fall-Winter Lecture Series 2015-2016 / University of Alberta
Fridays, Noon – 1 PM + (Q&A to follow) :
Arts-Based Research Studio (Education North 4-104)
Join us for an exciting speaker series this fall.
Our first event takes place on Friday, September 25 at noon– SAVE THE DATE!
The Anthropocene is a controversial term for the dramatic global changes, euphemistically referred to as ‘climate change’ that are taking place, including potentially our own species extinction. The complex link between the economic productivity of our species via global corporate capitalism and the changing topology of the globe has been scientifically established. This lecture series addresses the question as to “what can be done” educationally, artistically, philosophically, sociologically, and economically given the precarity of life today in all sectors of living. Presenters are drawn from Canada, the United States and Europe from various faculties and departments to help explore this concern from an interdisciplinary perspective.
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Speaker series presented with support from the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta and the Arts-Based Research Studio.
Friday, Sept. 25th Brad Necyk (Artist, University of Alberta)
Friday, Oct. 2nd Mickey Vallee (Department of Socioiology,
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)
Friday Oct. 9, Selmin Kara (Film, Documentary, New Media, OCAD, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Friday Oct. 30th Mia Feuer (Environmental Artist, California College of the Arts in San Francisco, USA
Friday Nov. 20th Nathan Snaza (Department of English, University of Richmond, Virginia, USA
Friday Nov. 27th Nick Dyer-Witherford (Faculty of Information & Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada)
Fri. Dec. 4th Kim and Joshua in dialogue
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 Michael Truscello (Department of English, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Friday. Feb 5th Matthew Tiessen (School of Professional Communication, Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Feb. 12th Janae Sholtz (Department of Philosophy, Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)
March 6-13th Hanjo Berressem (Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of English, University of Köln (Cologne), Germany)
March 9-13th Bernd Herzogenrath (American Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
The March Friday 11th will be a day-long symposium – details to follow.