a2ru Plenary Session – “The Art of Resilience: What’s at Stake for Integrating the Arts and Sciences to Achieve Sustainability and Resilience in the Anthropocene”

Participants in this free, public plenary session of the a2ru National Conference are Cassandra Fraser, professor of chemistry at the University of Virginia\; Paul Shrivastava, chief sustainability officer atPenn State University\; and Sha Xin Wei, professor and director of the School of Arts, Media + Engineering at Arizona State University.This session will explore how both science and art both lack something (subjectivity and objectivity respectively) that the other needs. For “holistic” understanding, emotional engagement, and action are essential for dealing with challenges of the Anthropocene, and how we need science and art unified and integrated. Shrivastava will outline his research on the value of arts integration for sustainability and resilience. He will reprise his keynote to UNESCO’s World Humanities Conference while serving as executive director of Future Earth for this meeting and discuss his findings with respondents Sha Xin Wei and Cassandra Fraser.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 11:00pm to 1:30pm

Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, Mahler Hall
1197 S Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30605

Office of Research, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
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