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What Arts Are Good For

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This event is part of Princeton Environmental Institute series: What Arts & Humanities Are Good For

Sarah Kanouse,  Art, University of Iowa
Cynthia Smith, Curator for Socially Responsible Design, Cooper-Hewitt
Rachael DeLue, Art & Archaeology, Princeton University

Response — Dan Rubenstein, EEB, Princeton University
Moderator — Jenny Price, PEI, Princeton University

Audience: free and open to the public

Location: Guyot Hall Room 10

Date/Time: 11/13/14 at 4:30 pm - 11/13/14 at 6:00 pm

Is the climate warming at a terrifying pace? Are toxins leaking into the groundwater? Do our cities have wide, gaping food deserts? In the third and final event of the What Arts & Humanities Are Good For series, we’ll ask how we can deploy the essential insights and methods of the Arts to tackle urgent environmental issues.

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What are the Arts good for? If the sustainable cities of our dreams will clearly require the expertise of engineers, planners, policy experts, and every kind of scientist, they will also require a massive reimagining of our everyday environmental relationships—and that is a job for the arts. How can artists help us envision, experience, and act out environmental problems and also solutions? How can artists communicate urgent issues to wide audiences? And how might the inherent interpretability of art works encourage people to think about contentious issues—and thereby encourage new ways of thinking and open up space for conversation?

Join us as we explore these questions and more. How, exactly, can the Arts help us envision and enact more livable and sustainable places and more effective and equitable environmental practices?

Category: Conferences & Lecture Series

Department: Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)