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Carl Safina and Safina Center Fellow Chris Jordan at the re|ACT Symposium on arts and environment at Brown University

March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - March 4, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) is proud to host re|ACT: symposium on arts and environment March 3 & 4, 2017. The March symposium serves as the official programmatic kickoff of the BAI and brings together cutting edge artists and scholars whose work engages with the multiplicity of environments in which we live. From the natural environment to data mediascapes to sonic ecologies, re|ACT showcases the latest arts practice and research that reacts to and with the environment.
In addition to two keynote addresses — by Natalie Jeremijenko and Mierle Laderman Ukeles — the re|ACT panel topics include:
  • re|IMAGINE: How Artists Interpret the World   
  • re|BUILD: Water and Constructed Space
  • re|SOURCE: Mediascapes
  • re|SOUND: Sonic Ecologies 
  • re|NEW: The Plastic Ocean – Carl Safina to speak (Saturday, March 3: 
    2:45 pm – 4:15 pm: re|NEW: The Plastic Ocean
    Panelists: Marcus Erickson, Chris Jordan, Pam Longobardi, Carl Safina
    Moderator: Jo-Ann Conklin)
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30pm: Chris Jordan gives a presentation on ocean plastic and his art, reception and light dinner follow

Location: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University

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March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
March 4, 2017 @ 9:00 pm