Next of Kin Panel Discussion with Carrie Lambert-Beatty

January 30, 2017
Next of Kin

On February 22, Carrie Lambert-Beatty will take part in a panel discussion related to the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s exhibition, Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens.


Panel Discussion at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and History of Art and Architecture; Director of Graduate Studies, Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University

Christina Seely, Artist and Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Dartmouth College

Ross Virginia, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science; Director, Institute of Arctic Studies, The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College

Moderated by Edward Morris, Artist; Professor of Practice, Department of Transmedia; Co-Director of The Canary Lab, Syracuse University; Co-Director of The Canary Project

How do we understand complex ecological issues such as climate change and species extinction? What role do the arts play in this understanding, compared to—or in collaboration with—the sciences? What is the role of empathy or belief, as opposed to knowledge? This interdisciplinary panel discussion will explore these important questions within the context of the new HMNH exhibition Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens, which uses special photography techniques, lighting and sound design, and specimens of extinct or endangered animals from Harvard collections to evoke empathy with our “next of kin.”

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University.

For more information on this event, visit the museum's website.


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