Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended The Arts in Society Conference.
Average global temperatures are rising. With increasing frequency we are faced with extreme weather events. Our water reservoirs are drying up. Natural resources are being exploited at an alarming rate. Once-pristine landscapes are filled with the debris of economic and social activity. These are some of the symptoms of the age of the Anthropocene—an age defined by all-consuming modes of production and imaginaries of innovation, the material consequences everywhere to be seen and felt in the natural environment. How do practices of art and our ways of interpreting art reflect, reverberate, contest, the eco-social realities that we now face? What is this duty of art, what are its practices and forms, in the age of the Anthropocene?
The Eleventh International Conference on The Arts in Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Lightning talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.