Partnering for the Climate: An Artist/Scientist Mixer

by | February 12, 2012
Category: Events
Category: Events

Photo by Maria Sotero

February 12, 2012
Partnering for the Climate: An Artist/Scientist Mixer

New York, New York

How can individuals and communities make sense of fragmented, confusing and often overwhelming news and data about climate change? The nervous system that interweaves artists, researchers, and the concerned public is largely disconnected. How can we make a difference and spark new relationships in the process?

Now more than ever, the climate needs artists and scientists to partner up and marry hard science with interpretive media. At “Partnering for the Climate: An Artist/Scientist Mixer”, new and meaningful partnerships were initiated between artists, scientists and community members active in climate change issues in New York City. PositiveFeedback partners, CRED and the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, co-sponsored this event held at the Isamu Noguchi Museum in conjunction with the current exhibit, Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City. Artist Mary Miss and scientist Eric Sanderson discussed how interpretive media and collaboration between artists and scientists can help us to understand and respond better to global warming. Playwright Jeremy Pickard moderated and the discussion was followed by a mixer, bringing together artists, scientists and community members active in climate change issues in New York City. This event was a follow-up to last month’s Positive Feedback speed dating event for artists and scientists.

Read Ben Jervey’s One Earth Blog post about this event.

View photos from this event.

PositiveFeedback is an initiative of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Center for Creative Research at NYU, and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.