Enact a Sustainable City: Adventures in the Brave New World of Environmental Art ActionsEnact a Sustainable City: Adventures in the Brave New World of Environmental Art Actionshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/218321Stokes Auditorium2012-11-28T16:30:002012-11-28T18:30:00
November 28, 4:30PM–6:30PM
Writer, Urban Ranger, and environmental historian Jenny Price will discuss the impact of the arts on creating a sustainable future. Explore the contributions of this unique activism, and its power to mobilize people to enact change.
While the sustainable cities of our dreams will clearly demand the efforts of scientists, planners, engineers, and policy makers of all kinds, they’ll also require us to fundamentally reimagine our connections to nature and to each other. That’s a job for the arts—and in this talk, Jenny Price looks at the many new art collectives that are creating participatory public events, which ask people to envision and also to actually enact sustainable practices and places. What do these interactive, often playful projects have to contribute? What are their particular powers? How they can mobilize people to experience environmental problems but also to enact environmental change?
Jenny Price is a writer, Los Angeles Urban Ranger, and environmental historian. Author of "Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A." and Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America, she's written also for Believer, GOOD, Audubon, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, and writes the online Green Me Up, JJ not-quite advice column. She leads frequent tours of the concrete L.A. River, and as a founder of the L.A. Urban Rangers art collective, she has co-created such projects as Trail System: Downtown L.A. and Public Access 101: Malibu Public Beaches; has led workshops in the U.S. and abroad; and has been a resident artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art. She is currently working on a new book, Stop Saving the Planet!--& Other Tips for 21st-Century Environmentalists.
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