About this Event
Join the Human Impacts Institute and The Arctic Cycle for an evening exploring the stories and storytelling of the climate crisis.
While we usually think of climate change in terms of natural disasters and policy failure, this narrative doesn’t tell the whole story of the massive transition currently taking place. Storytellers can – and most often do – balance this doom-and-gloom approach by highlighting ways in which we are learning and growing, culturally and technologically, in big and small ways.
This salon brings together storytellers from the fields of journalism, theatre, and fiction to discuss what stories we need to tell ourselves to succeed.
CHANTAL BILODEAU (moderator) is a playwright whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. She is the founder of The Arctic Cycle and in her capacity as artistic director, has spearheaded local and global artistic initiatives for over a decade. She has been instrumental in getting the theatre and educational communities, as well as diverse audiences in the US and abroad, to engage in climate action through programming that includes live events, talks, publications, workshops, national and international convenings, and a worldwide distributed theatre festival that coincides with the United Nations COP meetings.
AMY BRADY is the Deputy Publisher of Guernica magazine, Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Review of Books, and co-editor of House on Fire, an anthology of personal essays about climate change. Her writing on art, literature, and the environment has appeared in Slate, McSweeney's, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, and many other places. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has won awards from the National Science Foundation, the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference, and several academic organizations. She is also a recipient of a CLIR/Mellon Research Fellowship at the Library of Congress.
LANXING FU is a Chinese-American theater artist and co-director of Superhero Clubhouse. She is the playwright and co-creator of Mammelephant (The New Ohio / HERE Arts Center) the program director of The Living Stage NYC (University Settlement/ Meltzer Senior Center), a co-creator of PLUTO (The Brick) and JUPITER (La MaMa), and a lead teaching artist with Big Green Theater. She has been a facilitator and speaker with The New School, Asian American Arts Alliance, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, CESTEMER, and more. She is one of TCG’s 2020 Rising Leaders of Color.
DEVI LOCKWOOD is a journalist and the author of 1,001 Voices on Climate Change which will be published in August 2021 with Simon & Schuster (Tiller Press). You can read her writing in The New York Times, The Guardian, Slate, The Washington Post, Bicycling Magazine, Yale Climate Connections, Rest of World, and elsewhere.