Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Kyle Whyte, Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
Whyte's research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and science organizations, and problems of Indigenous justice in public and academic discussions of food sovereignty, environmental justice, and the anthropocene. More about Kyle Whyte
Lecture: The Timing of Climate Justice
There’s a growing concern that renewable energy solutions to climate change can be harmful in their own right. Indigenous peoples are among the communities, countries, and peoples who have stated this concern. Why are some renewable energy solutions enacted irresponsibility? Part of the reason why has to do with how some proponents of these solutions narrate climate change through linear time. When narrated like a ticking clock, the sense that swift action is needed obscures responsibilities to others who risk being harmed by solutions. This presentation will then offer four different Indigenous approaches to narrating climate change, "depth time," "seasonal time," "kinship time," and "dystopian time," showing how each offers an account of responsibility. While philosophical, the Indigenous approaches have implications for climate governance, allyship, policy, and the media.
Listen to the recent interview with Robert Martin, current MFA candidate in Painting & Drawing, who explores themes of nature and queer identity. Robert discusses how their upbringing and experiences with nature have influenced their current artistic works. Robert’s work was recently featured at the Streetwise Boulder Mural Festival, which included a large mural in the Boulder Creek Path underpass near 9th and Canyon.
Yumi Janairo Roth in conversation with US Forest Service Chief Historian Lincoln Bramwell about property rights and public lands.
In conjunction with Citizenship: A Practice of Society exhibition curated by Zoe Larkins Citizenship: A Practice of Society is a survey of politically engaged art made since 2016. In response to political events and the current climate, as well as recent art world trends, the exhibition posits art making as a critical civic act. The works in the exhibition exemplify how artists act as citizens. Many of them facilitate viewers' participation, demonstrating how we, too, can engage in civic life.
Colorado Creatives: Yumi Janairo Roth
By Susan Froyd, Westword Yumi Janairo Roth, an artist with an international reach, teaches sculpture and studio practice at the University of Colorado, but her own conceptual and performative work both describes and defies solid boundaries in art.Read More
San Antonio artist David Alcantar puts Superman at the center of his ongoing art project.
Featured in the San Antonio Current
As a direct result of the 2016 election, Alcantar decided to start a new artistic endeavor, the Superman Project. The undertaking began as a way to question the idea of heroism and the desire for salvation. Who better, Alcantar thought, than Superman to represent everything a superhero should stand for? Read more