Jimmy Evans & Jack Edmondson on “Urban Paradise”
Filmmakers Evans and Edmondson’s Urban Paradise explores the realities of future sea level rise in South Florida. This November 14 Kickstarter campaign launch is co-sponsored by ICC and the Civic Media Center.
Simon Richter on “‘Polder-Geist’ and the Languages of Sustainability”
“The World to Come: Art, Politics & Climate Change”
Marisol de la Cadena on “Uncommoning Nature”
“The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene”
Nicole Starosielski and Casey Boyle on “In Ecomedia Res”
Jorge Volpi, Pedro Ángel Palou, and Eloy Urroz on “The Responsibilities of Literature in the Late Anthropocene”
On February 23, Mexican novelists Volpi, Palou, and Urroz, will discuss the role of the literary imagination and the responsibilities of the writer in an age of economic, political, and ecological crises.
Schuyler Esprit on “Ecologies and Institutions”
Helen Hughes on “The Contexts of Climate Change”
Helmuth Trischler and Franz Mauelshagen on “The Past & Future of the Anthropocene”
Oonya Kempadoo on “Which Medium? Whose Story?”
Stephen Mulkey on “Higher Education During the Great Disruption”
Julian Chambliss on “Future Bear”
On February 23, Julian Chambliss (Rollins College) will speak on the role of digital humanities in teaching, service, and scholarship, and “Future Bear,” a hybrid fine art/comic that engages young people in positive action on climate change.
Aaron Thier on “Mr. Eternity”
On February 15, novelist Aaron Thier will give a reading from his celebrated climate fiction novel Mr. Eternity and discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of writing fiction in an age of climate crisis.
“The World is Dying and We’re Filming It”
Wanuri Kahiu on “Pumzi”
On March 15, ICC will present a public screening of the 2009 sf film short Pumzi and a conversation with the film’s Kenyan director, Wanuri Kahiu.
Spring 2016 ICC Colloquium
The Spring 2016 colloquium will take place on February 17–18, and will overlap with the UF Water Institute’s 5th Biennial Symposium, a major event in the field of water research and management. The colloquium will kick off on the final day of the Water Institute Symposium (Feb. 17) with a plenary roundtable discussion featuring the invited speakers, followed by a second day of individual public talks by the invited speakers and UF faculty respondents (Feb. 18.)
Fall 2015 ICC Colloquium
The inaugural Fall 2015 ICC colloquium will take place on October 9–10, and will bring award-winning and influential French and American sf authors and climate scientists to the University of Florida to dialogue with UF faculty and researchers in the humanities, climate studies, and water management, and to explore new ways of representing and responding to environmental change.
All ICC events are free and open to the public. No advance registration is required.