Art and Climate Publications
Thursday, August 12, 2021
United States: 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET
EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England/Belgium/Germany/Portugal: 18:00 BST
Christina Conklin, Tina Gerhardt, Andrew Revkin
This event brings together member Christina Conklin and two climate authors Tina Gerhardt and Andrew Revkin to discuss the process of publishing a book on climate and the role artists can play in visualizing the data, as well as adding to the experience with stories that offer another level of communication of the science. Following we will hold an audience Q&A.
Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for a $10. All participants MUST REGISTER.
Image: (above) Christina Conklin's book The Atlas of Disappearing Places; (below) Andrew Revkin's book Weather
Christina Conklin is the co-author and illustrator of The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis (2021), a book of twenty place-based stories about changing ocean chemistry, strengthening storms, warming waters, and rising seas. She is an artist, writer, and researcher whose work investigates the intersection of natural systems and belief systems, often using the ocean as both site and metaphor. Her essays, exhibitions, and installations consider the intersecting ecological and social crises of our time, imagining pragmatic possibilities for cultural transformation. Conklin holds an MFA from California College of the Arts and has exhibited internationally. She is currently working with thought leaders and activists worldwide to help communities create regenerative cultural systems. She lives with her husband and two children in Half Moon Bay, California. christinaconklin.com
Tina Gerhardt covers the annual UN climate negotiations, energy policy, water and sea-level rise, and related direct actions in environmental journalism. Her writing has been published in Grist, The Nation, The Progressive, and the Washington Monthly. Her most recent book, The Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean, with University of California Press, will be out in 2022. Gerhardt is the Barron Professor of Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University and an environmental journalist. She has been awarded fellowships by the Fulbright Commission, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, the Free University Berlin, and Columbia University, and is Senior Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, where she previously taught. highmeadowsenvironmentalinstitute
Photo Credit: David Rothenberg
Andrew Revkin is one of America’s most honored environmental journalists and the founding director of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University's Earth Institute. There he's building programs bridging communication gaps between science and society to cut climate risk and boost social and environmental resilience. Revkin has written on climate change for more than 30 years, reporting from the North Pole to the Amazon – mainly for The New York Times. He has won the top awards in science journalism multiple times, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship. Revkin has written five books on environmental themes, including “The Burning Season,” his biography of slain rain forest defender Chico Mendes, which was the basis for the triple Golden-Globe-winning HBO film of the same name. A lifelong musician, Revkin was a frequent accompanist of Pete Seeger and is a performing songwriter. andrewrevkin.com