Reception & Panel Discussion for “A History of the Future”
January 13, 2014
Guests joined us at Lubin House for a special night at the Palitz gallery where we admired thirteen noteworthy prints from photographers and SU faculty members Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris’ ongoing investigation of landscapes where scientists are studying the impact of climate change. This incredible art exhibition, A History of the Future: The New Landscape of Climate Change, includes a selection of images from Venice, Italy, The Netherlands, Louisiana after hurricane Katrina, and New York City after super-storm Sandy. Each looks at and captures the often surreal and sometimes catastrophic evidence of our changing environment.
Following the reception, a panel discussion was held to discuss this blurry line between art and activism and further look into the topic of climate change as the meaning of the images depends on their context within the larger discourse about climate change – scientific, journalistic, activist and artistic. The panel consisted of Dr. Robert Wilson, Associate Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University; Dr. Stephen Duncombe, Associate Professor of Media and Culture at Gallatin School of Individualized Study & Media, Culture and Communications, New York University; and artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris, founders of the Canary Project. Following the panel discussion, guests were welcomed to participate in a Q&A session with the panel.
Be sure to check out photos from this wonderful evening!
If you would like to see A History of the Future: The New Landscape of Climate Change, the exhibition is open to the public at Lubin House until Jan 29 & hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.