Featured in the Arts & Sciences Magazine, Deep Horizons: Making Visible an Unseen Spectrum of Ecological Casualties & Prospects
Ecological disasters often harm the most vulnerable people, animals and ecosystems, and yet this unequally distributed damage remains insufficiently seen, realized and discussed, a group of scholars at the University of Colorado Boulder contends.
They want to improve the discourse and public understanding with a year-long seminar, called “Deep Horizons: Making Visible an Unseen Spectrum of Ecological Casualties & Prospects,” which is being led by faculty from art, art history, cinema studies, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, sociology and other departments. The seminar, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will feature invited speakers, panel discussions and art exhibitions.
The first of the seminar’s public lectures is a presentation by Julie Sze, professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis, on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The Zoom virtual event is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration at this link.
Image: Diane Burko, Glacier Map 3, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 50 x 50 (detail)