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Climate Change, Sustainability and the Arts - Guy Abrahams

Guy Abrahams ClimArte Presentation
Saturday 17th September, 2011
1-2pm @ Craft Victoria

for the exhibition 'Making Sense' - by Jasmine Targett and Debbie Symons.

Public Presentation: Guy Abrahams
Climate Change, Sustainability and the Arts

Throughout history the arts have played a major role in recording and reflecting the state of our society and of the natural world. At certain times we have needed the arts to also be a catalyst for change, a call to action, a pricking of the collective conscience. I believe that now is one of those times. This presentation gives a brief summary of current climate change science, the challenges that this science poses, and what broad measures may be undertaken to meet those challenges. I will then review a variety of Australian and international arts based initiatives that seek bring about positive engagement with environmental issues, particularly sustainability and climate change. The presentation concludes with proposals for further ways in which the arts could enhance broader understanding of sustainability and climate change and contribute to the implementation of personal and institutional actions that address these environmental crises.


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