Climate Realism, Media@McGill’s international colloquium, asks leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences to spell out a new research agenda for climate theory and aesthetics in the age of the Anthropocene. How is realism—in both the aesthetic history of representation and the philosophical tradition that underwrites it—transformed by contending with our new experience of climate in the Anthropocene? In order to temper climate change— to apprehend its complexity, to address its short and long term consequences, to mitigate its many sources—Climate Realism boldly claims we must develop new aesthetic theories and projects.
Pierre Bélanger (Harvard University)
Amanda Boetzkes (University of Guelph)
Ingrid Diran (Pacific Northwest College of Art)
Anne-Lise François (University of California, Berkeley)
Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University)
Graeme Macdonald (University of Warwick)
Alessandra Ponte (Université de Montréal)
Nicole Starosielski (New York University)
Antoine Traisnel (University of Michigan)
Michelle Ty (Clemson University)
Kyle Powys Whyte (Michigan State University)
Kathryn Yusoff (Queen Mary University of London)
Free and open to the public. Simultaneous interpretation provided, event will be livestreamed.
No advance registration is required.