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Environmental Humanities Lecture: Jenny Price | "Stop Saving the Planet!: A 21st-Century Environmentalist Manifesto"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Location
IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana) ***NEW ROOM***
Date
Sep 27, 2018   7:30 pm  
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Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)

Environmental Humanities Lecture: Jenny Price (Research Fellow, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University-St. Louis) — "Stop Saving the Planet!: A 21st-Century Environmentalist Manifesto"

Are you freaking out about climate change? Then come hear why "save the planet!" has always been  a lousy environmentalist mantra. Why "environment" has become the F-word in American politics. And why, if we really want to clean up environmental messes, we need to stop obsessing about how to "save the planet"-and start obsessing instead about how to change, use, and live inside of environments more sustainably and more equitably.

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Jenny Price is a public writer, artist, and historian who asks questions about environment and public space. Author of Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America and "Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A.," she is co-founder of the public art collective LA Urban Rangers and a co-creator of the Our Malibu Beaches mobile-phone app. She has held visiting professorships in American Studies, the arts, and environmental humanities at Princeton University, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University-St. Louis.

Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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