Engaging nature: the power of activist poetry

Tuesday 4 November, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event details Engaging nature: the power of activist poetry
Organiser name Dr Mary Phillips
School Department of Management; University of Bristol
Date 04/11/2014
Time 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue Foyles bookstore, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BU
Speakers

Dr Mary Phillips, University of Bristol

Susan Richardson, poet, performer, educator

Type of event Performance and discussion
Booking link Book via Eventbrite
Abstract

We are rapidly reaching a point of no return in terms of climate change while environmental degradation continues apace. Yet humanity seems unable to make transformative changes in response to these growing ecological crises. A shift in mindsets is needed to reclaim the concept of nature that transcends the scientific or economic arguments that have so abjectly failed to make a real difference. Join us for an evening of poetry, polemic, performance and philosophy as we argue for an embodied and affective response to the natural world of which humanity is a part.

If you have any specific access requirements, please contact thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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