Illuminating the Science: Art and Climate Change at MESTC

Thursday, April 22 at 3 + 6:30 p.m

The vision of climate change provided by the arts complements the analytical information given by the science. The landscape of numbers can be populated by dreams in the form of images, dance or music, leading to a more complete understanding of how our planet works. Join The Earth Institute, Columbia University; the Segal Center; and artists, scientists, and communication experts working across multiple disciplines in an inspirational, informative program to explore present and future connections between the arts and climate change science. In honor of Earth Day. Co-curated by Lisa Phillips.

Afternoon session at 3:00 p.m. will feature:

Gavin Schmidt, climatologist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Stephen Pekar, geologist, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Queens College, City University of New York

Britta Riley, artist, entrepreneur

Jeremy Pickard, theatre artist

Moderated by Sabine Marx, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Columbia University.

Evening session at 6:30 p.m. will feature:

Klaus Lackner, geophysicist, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University

Katie Holten, visual artist

Ajit Subramaniam, biological oceanographer, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Cynthia Hopkins, performing artist

Jon Braman, rapper-songwriter

Moderated by Lisa Phillips, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Martin E. Segal Theatre, Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave at 34th St.
Free! First come, first served.

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