Chair

Yuriko Saito (Philosophy, Rhode Island School of Design)

Location

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum, 20 N Main St Providence RI 02903

Zoom level

15

Start Date

11-3-2016 9:15 AM

End Date

11-3-2016 11:00 AM

Description

What is the role of aesthetics in environmental art? Any difference between practice of environmental activism and environmental art?

Speakers

Arnold Berleant is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Long Island University. He has written extensively in aesthetics and is the author of eight books on aesthetic theory and individual arts. He has lectured widely abroad, and his work has been translated into many languages. He received an honorary doctorate degree from RISD in 2011. Berleant is also a trained musician, practicing his conviction that there is a necessary bond between philosophical aesthetics and the arts. His work may be accessed at his website, http://www.autograff.com/berleant/, or via Academia.edu at: https://longisland.academia.edu/ArnoldBerleant.

Arnold Berleant's extended biography

Emily Brady is Professor of Environment and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests span aesthetics and philosophy of art, environmental ethics, eighteenth-century philosophy, Kant, and animal studies. Her philosophical approach moves between the historical and contemporary, seeking to reinterpret past thinking about nature and environment for a contemporary context. She is especially interested in trying to understand the character of aesthetic experience and judgment, the role of imagination in that experience, and how aesthetic and moral values interact. Brady’s publications include: The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature (2013); Aesthetics of the Natural Environment (2003), and as co-editor, Aesthetic Concepts: Essays After Sibley (2001). Find out more about her work here: http://www.nutshell-videos.ed.ac.uk/emily-brady-environment-and-philosophy/

Emily Brady's extended biography

Since the 1960s, Patricia Johanson's work has focused on combining art, ecology, and infrastructure into multi-functional public landscapes. Incorporating conditions including municipal flood basins, sewers, water-treatments systems, flood control structures, and restored wildlife habitats in often challenging sites, she has completed Fair Park Lagoon, Dallas, TX (1981); Park for the Amazon Rainforest, Obidos, Brazil (1992); Ulsan Grand Park, Ulsan, South Korea (1996), Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility, Petaluma, CA (2001); and The Draw Sugar House, Salt Lake City, UT (2003). She received John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships in 1970 and 1980, and an Honorary Doctorate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1995. Explore her work here: www.patriciajohanson.com.

Patricia Johanson's extended biography

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Mar 11th, 9:15 AM Mar 11th, 11:00 AM

Aesthetics and Environmental Engagement/Sustainability

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum, 20 N Main St Providence RI 02903

What is the role of aesthetics in environmental art? Any difference between practice of environmental activism and environmental art?