Phenomenology and Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Symposium – School of Literature, Art and Media Phenomenology and Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Symposium – School of Literature, Art and Media

Phenomenology and Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies is hosting a two-day interdisciplinary symposium to explore the wider cultural context of climate change. Taking up Edmund Husserl’s critique in his 1936 essay “Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology” the symposium will consider how the humanities—and in particular phenomenology—might contribute to redressing the damage wrought by the ascendency of a scientific orthodoxy which excludes ‘being’ itself from the terms of its inquiry.

How, in the face of climate chaos—and the claim that this chaos is best addressed technologically—might we take up Husserl’s project of restoring a sense of human cultural interpenetration with the Lebenswelt—the ‘life-world’?

Friday 24 July, 11am-4.30pm 
Webinar via Zoom
Saturday 25 July, 10.30am-4.15pm
Webinar via Zoom

Presenters
Neil Anderson (Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney)
Paolo Apostolides (Place Studio)
Fiona Campbell (JMC Academy. UTS, Painted Space)
Stuart Grant (Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies, Monash University)
Jeremy Johnson (Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney)
Jewell Johnson (Studies in Religion, University of Sydney)
Vrasidas Karalis (Modern Greek, University of Sydney)
Jiva Nath Lamsal (Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney)
Jodie McNeilly-Renaudie (Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney)

Date

Jul 24 2020 - Jul 25 2020
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Time

All Day

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