Actions and Detail Panel
Hope, Fear and Climate Change
Thu 17 November 2016, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT
Join music researcher Nicola Dibben, artist Ruth Levene and theatre practitioner and researcher Nick Nuttgens for an evening of discussion facilitated by Teo Greenstreet around climate change and our relationship with the land around us.
Researchers and artists are looking at the ways in which we interact with the natural world and how this can influence our action on one of the most pressing problems our society faces; climate change. We are hopeful and fearful about the future and reconciling these two things raises many issues and questions about our behaviour and its impact on our environment.
Starting with short provocations from the speakers, those attending will be encouraged to share their own experiences as activists, researchers or residents of the land around them and their hopes and fears for it in a two-way exchange. Led by you, we'll explore issues such as what Sheffield's branding as a Green and Outdoor City actually means, when set beside issues such as tree felling, flood action, park and cycling resourcing and the destruction of Smithy Wood.
We'll aim to make new connections, thoughts, ways of seeing and perhaps plans for action.