Tuesday 14th Mar 2017
Put on by ARCADE
Join ARCADE for an interactive visual lecture on the work of Edward Burtynsky, whose riveting photographs document human impacts on the natural landscape. Erin Langner, editor of our December issue feature "Undeniable: Edward Burtynsky's Photographs of a Changing World" discusses Burtynsky's imagery from an artistic perspective, and ecology professor Josh Lawler explores his work through a scientific lens with an emphasis on climate change. Together, these complimentary viewpoints form a holistic vision of our world at a unique period in history in which human activity is the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
Erin Langner writes arts criticism and creative nonfiction. She has also worked in nonprofit arts education at organizations including the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Seattle Arts & Lectures and the Seattle Art Museum.
Josh Lawler is a Denman Professor of Sustainable Resource Sciences and Co-Director of the Center for Creative Conservation at the University of Washington. His research primarily focuses on the impacts of large scale human forces like climate change and land-use change on plants and animals. He was a lead author of the most recent National Climate Assessment and a contributing author to the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report.