From 2015-2018 we are convening Earth, Itself, an integrative program of the humanities, natural and social sciences, and creative arts, designed to further conversation about the environment in innovative, engaging and inclusive ways. The aim is to highlight ways of understanding Earth, environmental change, knowledge systems and policy, to address some of the most complex problems of our time.
Thinking the Earth is the first signature event of Earth, Itself. The program will include a Keynote Lecture and Dance Performance, after-lunch Lecture, and panel discussions on: Ways of Knowing, concerned with competing epistemologies and understandings of Earth; Sustainability and Development, considering the tensions of these two goals, and The Way Forward, on policy, community and institutional action. We are also hosting poster sessions, a Contact Improvisation (CI) dance workshop, and a CI jam. The program is open to students and faculty, policy makers, community members, and others who care about the environment, cherish debate, or wish to dance.
This program is an activity of The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES), an interfaculty initiative at Brown University. The Institute is concerned centrally with the challenges facing us in ensuring sustainable life, and so aims to stimulate conversations across the natural and social sciences, humanities and the arts.
Access the event program here.