Climate talk to launch ENV-HUM Masters, our new course here at UEA

‘Climate Is Culture’
David Buckland, Director of Cape Farewell
5.30pm, Thursday 20 September, 2012
Elizabeth Fry Building, Room 01.05, UEA
Our scientists have done a brilliant job to make us aware of the seriousness of the climate challenge, but the cause of climate change belongs to how our lifestyles have evolved over the past 200 years. Climate change is about culture, our values, our economies and our consuming lifestyles. We need a cultural shift to begin to address the seriousness of the threat. The Cape Farewell project has over the past 12 years involved some of our best creative minds to create a different language of engagement and begin to vision what a sustainable future might look like. During this presentation, David Buckland will show films and artworks from the international artists and present just why we need a cultural shift and how this is a positive and exciting opportunity. David Buckland is an artist, writer, curator and film director who created and now directs the international Cape Farewell programme. He has led seven expeditions into the high arctic, working with oceanographers, climate scientists, artists, musicians, writers and film makers. He has curated five international exhibitions and Buckland’s artworks are included in permanent collections in London, Paris and New York.
All are welcome!

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