We propose to hold a workshop to explore challenges, opportunities, and potential outcomes of engaging the humanities and arts in consideration of future scenarios of landscape change in the face of climate change, land use, and human population growth.
An Archive of Art and Science Collaborative Efforts
Art Exhibits, symposia, workshop-
NSF2012. Art works and creative writing from Bonanza Creek (BNZ), Harvard Forest (HFR), and North Temperate Lakes (NTL) LTER sites were displayed at NSF March-June 2012. The opening corresponded with the annual LTER Mini-Symposium hosted by NSF.
ESA2012. A sampling of the NSF2012 collection of art pieces (photographs, sculpture, fiber arts, poetry) continued on to the Ecological Society of America (ESA) meeting in August in Portland, OR, where it was viewed by over 400 meeting attendees over 4 days.
Organized Oral Session at ESA. A half-day Organized Oral Session with 10 speakers was presented at ESA with a majority of presentations coming from the Ecological Reflections program. Presenters included artists, a poet, an LTER PI, and other scientists; up to 90 people were in attendance during the session.
Workshop at ESA. We conducted a noon-hour formal ESA workshop on how to engage arts and humanities in environmental science programs. Approximately three dozen attendees took part in spirited discussions and drafted plans for programs at their own sites.
Workshop at the 2012 LTER All-Scientists Meeting (ASM) in Estes Park CO. A half-day workshop at ASM gave an opportunity to share progress, challenges, inspiration among ca. 30 participants from quite a few sites plus NSF. See ASM workshop report. This was the third consecutive ASM with an arts/humanities workshop.
Art/writing exhibit at 2012 LTER ASM. A subset of the art exhibited at NSF2012 and ESA2012 was displayed at ASM, sparking quite a bit of discussion and interest in developing new programs.
NSF2013 exhibit. A second exhibit of art and writing will be displayed at NSF Feb 28-March 1, 2013, with works of 39 artists and writers from 11 LTER sites.
- May 6-8, 2010