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UNFOLD: Climate Change Art & Science Dating Game

What do climate research and art have in common? How do non-scientists interpret climate change issues?

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design, in collaboration with PositiveFeedback, present:

UNFOLD: Climate Change Art & Science Dating Game

Thursday, December 1st at 7pm
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, 2 W. 13 Street, New York City

WANTED: CLIMATE SCIENTIST.

YOU ARE: The informed, ambitious, quantitative type- climate researchers especially. Are you frustrated because your work goes unnoticed (or because even your abstracts are hard to understand)? Do you have trouble translating PPM into collective action? I want to meet you! Must be open to creative interpretation.

I AM: An artist looking for inspiration and new material. My strengths are communicating, giving abstract phenomena a visual identity, and evoking inspiration within others. I enjoy  photography, architecture, making provocative documentaries. Help me find creativity and flexibility within your scientific boundaries.

This unique event brings scientists and artists within our community together to create that “spark”— inter-disciplinary collaborations addressing climate change. The evening begins with a featured “First Date” between climate and Arctic scientist Stephanie Pfirman, and installation and eco-artist Mary Miss, MC’d by author David Berreby.
Their First Date will be followed by the main event – a round of speed dating* designed to allow participants to:

Get connected,

Discover what they have in common, and

Be artistically and scientifically inspired!

Bring your ideas and get a chance to go on a dozen or more “dates”!

Space is Limited! To guarantee your spot, Click here to RSVP with your designation/discipline (scientist or artist).
This event is part of the SJDC’s public programming in conjunction with the exhibition, U-n-f-o-l-d, A Cultural Response to Climate Change on view until December 15, 2011.  All events are held in the gallery at 2 West 13 Street and are free and open to the public. www.newschool.edu/sjdc

For more information about these events and other arts/science collaborations, go to the PositiveFeedback website.

*While we would be absolutely tickled to learn of any sparks that fly, this event is intended to introduce potential creative partnerships, not foster true romance!!

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.

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12 years ago

[…] together artists and climate scientists (or climate science writer in my case) for a round of speed dating. The goal? To help practitioners of the two disciplines find common ground and develop new […]

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