The Culture Gap in the Climate Crisis

SPHERE Festival

2024-09-15 12:00 2024-09-15 13:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: The Culture Gap in the Climate Crisis

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/36991

In-person event

The great transition currently underway from an extractive society to a regenerative society is most commonly framed in economic, technological and political terms. As significant efforts across these fields struggle to fully activate the transformation, can the arts help to close the gap by activating our cultural selves towards more sustainable lives?   In this panel, Climate Dramaturg Vicki Stroich (Caravan Farm Theatre), Metcalf Innovation Fellow David Maggs, and NAC English...

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Peter A. Herrndorf Place,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa
Sun, September 15, 2024
12 PM EDT
Theatre Talks Festival events
  • In-person event
  • English
  • ≈ 60 minutes · No intermission

The great transition currently underway from an extractive society to a regenerative society is most commonly framed in economic, technological and political terms. As significant efforts across these fields struggle to fully activate the transformation, can the arts help to close the gap by activating our cultural selves towards more sustainable lives?  

In this panel, Climate Dramaturg Vicki Stroich (Caravan Farm Theatre), Metcalf Innovation Fellow David Maggs, and NAC English Theatre’s Judi Pearl discuss their emergent, research-based approach to working with artists around themes of climate and sustainability. With Irresistible Neighbourhoods as the primary case study, this talk will explore the conceptual framework underpinning the project, and how the process aims to guide artists away from didactic imperatives and towards more imaginative storytelling, with the ultimate goal of cultivating a sense of belonging for audiences in worlds we are yet to inhabit.  Moderated by Nina Lee Aquino.  

Please note this event is in English only.

There are no program notes for this event.

Artists

  • david-maggs
    Metcalf Innovation Fellow David Maggs
  • vicki-300x300
    Climate Dramaturg Vicki Stroich
  • judi-pearl-photo-by-andrew-alexander
    Associate Producer, Artistic Programming and Environmental Projects (English Theatre) Judi Pearl
  • nina-headshot
    Artistic Director, English Theatre Nina Lee Aquino