Lecture Series Examines Climate Change Through Pedagogical Lens

A nice little article about the series with thoughts from series curator, jan jagodzinksi, and our first speaker Brad Necyk. Looking forward to kicking things off this Friday, September 25!

“Anthropocene, Ecology, Pedagogy: The Future in Question” is an interdisciplinary forum that sets out to consider the complex questions surrounding the survival of the planet. Coordinated by Secondary Education professor jan jagodzinski, the event encompasses a series of twelve guest lectures over the course of the 2015–16 academic year, beginning with Edmonton artist Brad Necyk on September 25. Speakers in the series include artists, philosophers, filmmakers, and indigenous perspectives from the University of Alberta, and institutions across Canada and around the world.

“I wanted to set up this speaker series— in the European context, it’s called Ringvorlesung, which means that you get really interested people who have a penchant for the particular subject area. You get them together so you get a multi-disciplinary understanding of the subject,” jagodzinski explains.

Read the full article here.

Brad Necyk, Just a Hard Rain #39
Brad Necyk, Just a Hard Rain #39

Series Program + Schedule

Fall 2015 Series Speakers

Time  |  Noon-1PM +

Location  |  Arts-Based Research Studio (Education North 4-104)


Friday, Sept. 25 |  Brad Necyk  |  Artist, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Friday, Oct. 2  |  Mickey Vallee  |  Department of Socioiology, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Friday Oct. 9  |  Selmin Kara  |  Film, Documentary, New Media, Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday Oct. 30  |  Mia Feuer  |  Environmental Artist, California College of the Arts in San Francisco, USA

Friday Nov. 20  |  Nathan Snaza  |  Department of English, University of Richmond, Virginia, USA

Friday Nov. 27  |  Nick Dyer-Witherford  |  Faculty of Information & Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Fri. Dec. 4th  |  To Be Confirmed

Welcome to The Future in Question

Anthropocene, Ecology, Pedagogy: The Future in Question

Fall-Winter Lecture Series 2015-2016

The Anthropocene is a controversial term for the dramatic global changes, euphemistically referred to as ‘climate change’ that is taking place; this includes potentially our own species extinction. The complex link between the economic productivity of our species via global corporate capitalism and the changing topology of the globe has been scientifically established. This lecture series addresses the question as to “what can be done” educationally, artistically, philosophically, sociologically, and economically given the precarity of life today in all sectors of living. Presenters are drawn from Canada, the United States and Europe from various faculties and departments to help explore this concern from an interdisciplinary perspective.

When: Fridays Noon – 1 PM (Specific Dates posted soon)

Where: Arts-Based Research Studio (Education North 4-104)


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Lecture series presented with support from theOffice of the Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta and the Arts-Based Research Studio.