Culture and climate change

  • Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017
  • Time: 12.00-13.00 (followed by networking lunch)
  • Location: School of Earth and Environment, seminar rooms 8.119
  • Presenters: Kat Austen, Cultural Fellow; Scott McLaughlin (School of Music); James Mckay (CDT Bioenergy)
  • Event: Priestley Centre/Priestley Society/Cultural Institute Christmas seminar

Join the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the Priestley Society for a special Christmas seminar with the Cultural Institute exploring the intersection of culture and climate change research and to discuss the potential for interdisciplinary projects. The seminar will be followed by a festive buffet and mulled wine in the School foyer.

Presenters

Kat Austen, international artist and new Cultural Fellow , whose work seeks to create empathy with non-human environments such as the Arctic and coral reefs. See News

Scott McLaughlin (School of Music) on sonifying climate data for creative and scientific purposes

James Mckay (CDT Bioenergy and author of A Dream of a Low Carbon Future) on the use of graphic art to portray climate scenarios .

There will be opportunities for discussion – bring your own ideas!

Email Climate@leeds.ac.uk to confirm attendance

Image: Coral Empathy Device by Kat Austen (photo: Kat Austen)