Panel Discussion: Arts and the Anthropocene
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents a panel discussion titled "Arts and the Anthropocene" on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in the Merryman Family Learning Studio, Room 253.

The mid-20th century to present day has seen unprecedented impacts on ecosystems and climate as a result of human activity. This trend has prompted coinage of the present epoch as the Anthropocene.

What role can the arts play in communicating science, contending with climate anxiety, illuminating ungraspable environmental realities, and manifesting a brighter future? Explore these questions and more in this interdisciplinary panel among Virginia Tech faculty, taking place before a performance by Miwa Matreyek.

Panel Discussion includes:
• Meredith Drum, assistant professor of creative technologies, School of Visual Arts
• Scotty Hardwig, assistant professor of movement, performance, and integrated media, School of Performing Arts
• Patty Raun, professor of performance and voice, School of Performing Arts, and director of Virginia Tech's Center for Communicating Science
• Todd Schenk, associate professor, School of Public and International Affairs, and affiliated faculty, Global Change Center and Center for Coastal Studies

Admission is free though advance registration is required.

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