Grace Grothaus, Peter Sloan and Carolina Montejo (UC San Diego)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.
*All Spring 2020 Design@Large talks will be hosted online. This aligns with UC San Diego policy that all events be hosted virtual during the Spring 2020 quarter.
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Redesigning the Social Psyche: Climate Crisis and the Arts
Artists Carolina Montejo, Peter Sloan, and Grace Grothaus present three different perspectives on the role of art with regards to the climate change movement and their involvement with the Green New Deal at UC San Diego. They will discuss their varied approaches through their separate and jointly collaborative projects. Montejo will focus on how various logics of design can assist art in infiltrating social movements that tackle oppression and destruction. Sloan will then examine how activists today are envisioning new forms of social intervention that go beyond traditional protest music to create nonviolent interventions. Grothaus will interrogate the unique capacities of the arts to give emotional weight where climate facts alone cannot and the radically transformative power of reframing the human imagination to generate a more sustainable and equitable world. Following their brief presentations, there will be an open panel discussion with the audience.