Ömür Harmanşah, Director of the School of Art and Art History & Associate Professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago
What are the challenges of climate change, the global ecological crisis, and the onset of the new geological epoch called the Anthropocene for the arts and the humanities? In this talk, I will be speaking about experimental field projects that bring participants from different disciplinary backgrounds to engage with heritage landscapes and their communities under duress. I call for a return to fieldwork as creative practice and I argue that the idea of landscape is a potentially helpful framework to engage with world communities and their cultural heritage living under precarious conditions.
This talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program