Engaging nature: The power of activist poetry
Tuesday, 4 November 2014 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are rapidly reaching a point of no return in terms of climate change while environmental degradation continues apace. Yet humanity seems unable to make transformative changes in response to these growing ecological crises. A shift in mindsets is needed to reclaim the concept of nature that transcends the scientific or economic arguments that have so abjectly failed to make a real difference. Join us for an evening of poetry, polemic, performance and philosophy as we argue for an embodied and affective response to the natural world of which humanity is a part.
Speakers: Susan Richardson- Poet, performer, educator
Dr Mary Phillips - University of Bristol
When & Where
Thinking Futures - The University of Bristol's Festival of Social Sciences and Law
The Thinking Futures festival 2016 takes place on the 5 - 12 November and aims to share and celebrate research from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.
The programme comprises a wide variety of events for the general public, schools, policy-makers and third sector organisations, held in Bristol.
Engage with our researchers and see how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy and practice for governments, education, charities, health services, legal systems, and public services around the globe.
There are nine events being held this year across a wide array of topics and the festival is being co-ordinated by the Centre for Public Engagement and PolicyBristol as part of the national ESRC's Festival of Social Sciences.