Art & Science: An Exhibition of Arctic Climate Change

A presentation by 

Diane Burko
Mia Feuer
Artist, Assistant Professor of Sculpture
California College of the Arts
And discussion with
Dr. Noel Broadbent
Arctic Studies Center
 Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Dr. John Farrell
Executive Director
US Arctic Research Commission
Dr. Miriam Jones
Research Geologist
US Geological Survey

Moderated by

Dominic Marcellino
Executive Vice President
Ecologic Institute US
Communicating the hard science of Arctic climate change is often a difficult task through language alone. Art, however, is an effective vehicle to communicate the complexities of climate change science to a broad audience. How do Arctic science and the art about it interact, and how does each influence the public perception of Arctic climate change?  Please join the Atlantic Council’s Young Atlanticist Program for a roundtable discussion with prominent artists and scientists to discuss the role of visual arts in communicating Arctic climate change science to the public, and the next generation of scientists. 
The discussion will feature an artistic presentation and critique, followed by a moderated discussion. The Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ACCEL) is an initiative of the Atlantic Council and Ecologic Institute. This event is the first in a series of events corresponding with Arctic 101, a transatlantic collaboration between ACCEL Fellows in Washington, DC and Berlin, which informs the next generation about Arctic climate change through innovative media, and encourages young people to develop a broader understanding of Arctic issues. The ACCEL Program is supported by the Allianz Foundation for North America.

6:00 p.m.             Welcome

6:05  p.m.            Introduction of Artists

6:15 p.m.             Presentation of Artwork

6:30 p.m.             Presentation of Artwork

6:45 p.m.             Scientist Remarks

7:00 p.m.             Moderated Discussion

7:30 p.m.             Q & A with the Audience

7:50 p.m.             Closing Remarks

8:00 p.m.             Program Close

DATE: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00p.m.
LOCATION:  Atlantic Council
1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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