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DIALOGUE FOUR | February 1, 3:30-5 p.m. on Zoom
Post/Human Rights, Indigeneity and Environmental Justice
The Society of Fellows Digital Dialogues series brings together artists, scholars and activists working in a range of disciplines aligning with our current theme of Human Rights: Pasts and Futures. Areas of expertise include studies in art, performance and activism; critical human rights; disability; incarceration; Indigeneity; environmental justice; intersectional rhetorics; migrant and refugee rights; race and citizenship; and sexuality, among others.
Dialogue four considers the challenges that the Anthropocene epoch poses to human and non-human life and the potential of cultural practices and newly imagined ethical concepts for addressing these challenges. Panelists discuss how aesthetic and cultural practices generate attachments to the places we inhabit, and how posthuman renderings, such as augmented reality applications, encourage embodied experiences that connect humans empathetically with the biodiversity of seen and unseen worlds. Additionally, the panel will address questions of cultural inheritance, environmental justice, and the dangers of living under carceral rule.
Tommy Davis (Associate Professor, Department of English, Ohio State)
Tristram McPherson (Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Ohio State)
Elissa Washuta (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ohio State)
Amy Youngs (Associate Professor, Department of Art, Ohio State)
- Michael Mercil (Professor, Department of Art, Ohio State)