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Arts + Climate Innovation | Christchurch

Wed 31 October 6.00pm
Can the arts inspire action on climate change?
A timely conversation with climate scientists James Renwick and Craig Stevens with facilitator Sarah Meads and local artists.
Presented by Track Zero in partnership with Royal Society Te Apārangi.

We live in an increasingly hot, yet less equal world, in which climate impacts disproportionately affect those most vulnerable. Scientists tell us we have a critical window in which to act to prevent climate events that may be beyond civilisation’s capacity to adapt. The urgent need for far reaching social, economic and technological responses is not being matched by action.

Thus, come and learn about the very latest climate science and be inspired by creative projects that help us to understand and care about our planet. You will be able to contribute to the conversation and explore how more can be done, working with the power of the arts to inspire climate action - the biggest cultural challenge of our time.

Presented by Track Zero in partnership with Royal Society Te Apārangi, the Arts + Climate Innovation Roadshow is travelling to 10 locations from Whangarei to Dunedin from July to November 2018. This will be a timely conversation about how the arts can contribute to how we adapt to climate impacts and shape New Zealand's carbon neutral future.

All welcome. Free Admission.

About the speakers:

Professor James Renwick
Victoria University of Wellington, Physical Geography

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Dr Craig Stevens
NIWA, Principal Scientist - Marine Physics

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Sarah Meads
Track Zero Founder. Track Zero works with the arts, science and other sectors to tell the climate story in ways that engage people's hearts and minds - inspiring transformative climate change action.

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Along with local special guests: food and social practice artist, Gaby Montejo, Director of Te Pūtahi- Christchurch centre for architecture + city-making, Dr Jessica Halliday; multidisciplinary artist Della Rees, and; poet Teoti Jardine.

This event is also presented in partnership with Christchurch Art Gallery and Word Christchurch.

Views that are expressed at this event may not reflect those of Royal Society Te Apārangi.

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VENUE/DATE

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Montreal Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

6:00pm Wed 31 October, 2018 - 8:00pm Wed 31 October, 2018