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Film Screening of Manufactured Landscapes followed by an expert roundtable on contemporary technology, ecology and globalisation. Arts LR4.

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Wed 13th November, Arts Lecture Room 4, 4pm-7pm

Film Screening of Manufactured Landscapes followed by an expert roundtable on contemporary technology, ecology and globalisation.

Manufactured Landscapes: 4pm

What is the role of the arts in debates about the environment? How can we understand the effects of technology on global ecology? What part can we play in the wider forces of globalisation? The Centre for Digital Cultures will be showing the film Manufactured Landscapes, which follows the artist Edward Burtynsky as he explores our profound impact on the planet and presents both the epicentres of industrial endeavour and the dumping grounds of its waste. The film highlights the human scale, including a Chinese factory assembly line of 23,000 workers, as well as the broader impacts that globalisation has wrought on the nonhuman world. As the film's director describes "We are all implicated here: there are no easy answers." The film presents a complex story, without trying to reach simplistic judgements or reductive resolutions. In the process, it tries to shift our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it.

Watch a trailer for Manufactured Landscapes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVybNCPzG7M

Expert roundtable on contemporary technology, ecology and globalisation: 5.30pm with

  • Dr Rosie Day (Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • Professor Jan Bebbington (Professor of Accounting and Sustainable Development, The Department of Accounting)
  • Dr Wouter Peeters (Lecturer in Global Ethics, Department of Philosophy)

Dr Rosie Day is an environmental human geographer interested in various aspects of peoples experience of, and engagement with, the wider environment. She works particularly on environmental justice and energy justice, that is how environmental and energy issues intersect with social inequalities. Her recent research covers energy poverty, water governance, diverse environmental knowledges including indigenous knowledge, and the environmental needs of older people.

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Professor Jan Bebbington has expertise in social, environmental and sustainability accounting topics, including carbon accounting; zero waste governance; social accounting technologies; accountability and the cultural politics of sustainability. A particular focus is the design and evaluation of organisational control system (especially those related to accounting) to address complex/wicked problems presented by the sustainable development agenda.

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Dr Wouter Peeters examines the challenges of climate change, environmental sustainability, social justice, cosmopolitanism and bioethics. His recent research has examined the challenges that climate change and other problems of environmental sustainability pose to our conceptions of individual freedom and responsibility. Does the responsibility for alleviating the human rights deficits of climate change fall to individuals or collective agents, such as states and international institutions?

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