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Climate Change – An Expression of Sounds, Visuals, Words and Science. A symposium and performances where music, visual art, poetry and science presents the urgency of climate justice in a new and innovative light to give clarity of action to the defining issue of our generation.


The proposed project is an attempt to bring together artists, educators and scientists in an informed discussion and expression about climate change and its effects in Utah and beyond. The collaboration is intended to culminate in events at the Utah Museum of Natural History around October 5, 2020, at a time when the U will be in the national spotlight. The UMNH is a uniquely dramatic venue for this event, as it documents changes in nature on a large time scale, and also informs us of changes to come. The event will include new compositions, sound installations, poetry as well as presentation by researchers on effects of climate change that is affecting us right now. Apart from the U collaborators, several nationally prominent artists and scientists will be invited to present new works/research to emphasize the national and global scale of the issue - with each piece designed to have lasting impact through repeat presentations and performances globally. This project promotes several of the Strategic Goals of the U: No. 1 (Develop and Transfer New Knowledge) is the very definition of this project: to explore new ways of collaborating across campus to help new knowledge reach a broader audience through innovation. No. 2 (Promote Student Success to Transform Lives) is central to this project, as students and faculty from a a broad spectrum of campus (English, Music, Film, Atmospheric Sciences, Medicine, Art and Communication) will collaborate to present new knowledge.

Collaborators

HASSE BORUP
College of Fine Arts
School of Music
Project Owner

KATHARINE COLES
College of Humanities
English

JULIA CORBETT
College of Humanities
Communication

ELISABET CURBELO GONZÁLEZ
College of Fine Arts
School of Music

John Lin
College of Mines and Earth Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences

Rebecca Menlove
Natural History Museum of Utah
Natural History Museum of Utah

ROBERT PAINE
School of Medicine
Internal Medicine

CHERYL PIROZZI
School of Medicine
Internal Medicine

WENDY WISCHER
College of Fine Arts
Art/Art History

Project Info

Funded Project Amount
$30K

Keywords
climate change, innovation, artivism, climate justice, music, electroacoustic music, poetry, health science, public health, Utah Museum of Natural History, climate science, new compositions, cross-campus collaboration, visuals, experimental art, sound installations, new music, air quality, atmospheric studies, communication, art

Project Status
Funded 2020
Last Updated: 1/23/20