Humanity faces a universal question, how do we confront and navigate the environmental catastrophe that threatens our existence? The arts have always built awareness of the most pressing social issues and provided a forum for reflection, and inspiration for action. Where are the arts now?
These questions and more are centered in the multidisciplinary and embodied modes of Art vs. the Apocalypse. In coordination with the Theatre Department’s performance of Somewhere, a new eco-drama by Marisela Treviño Orta, guest artists, faculty, and students will engage in fishbowl conversations, arts events, and art making to illuminate and inspire our work as creative global citizens. How can we envision and co-create a healthier and more sustainable relationship with our planet?
Join us during two weekends - April 6, 7, 8 and April 20, 21, 22 - to ponder, share research and ideas, and make and enjoy art! Events are listed below.
Co-sponsored by Theatre, the Council on the Arts, the Climate Action Capacity Project, and the Department of Biology