Explore and celebrate the role of women taking action on climate change
'This isn't climate change; it’s EVERYTHING change' – Under Her Eye Ambassador and Speaker Margaret Atwood
Booker-prize winning author Margaret Atwood is the headline speaker and ambassador of ‘Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change’, an international Summit and Arts Festival that will explore and celebrate the role of women taking action on climate change, as part of the 2018 Suffrage Centenary.
As the UN Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson asserted: ‘the challenges of climate change cannot be solved without empowering women’. Throughout the day a range of panel talks, in-conversations, workshops and performances will engage, provoke and inspire on this topic.
A key area of focus is climate’s link to health, wellbeing and social justice - all tied together by the role the arts can play in influencing thinking and sparking debate.
Headline slot - Margaret Atwood, Booker-prize winning novelist
Caroline Lucas, Co-Leader, UK Green Party
Hakima El Haité, Moroccan Minister for the Environment and COP22 Host
Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, Schroders
Maaike Van Min, former Head of Development and Strategy, Marie Stopes
Professor Joanna Haigh, Co-director, Grantham Institute
Laura Tenenbaum, former Senior Science Editor at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr Erinma Ochu, Lecturer in Science Communication and Future Media, University of Salford
Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics author and renegade economist
Diana Simpson Hernandez, Waste Lab Founder and sustainable design pioneer
Alison Tickell, Director, Julie’s Bicycle
Mel Evans, Author of Artwash and former Head of Art Greenpeace
Dr Nina Skorupska, CEO, Renewable Energy Association
Charlotte Du Cann, Founder, Dark Mountain Project
For more information see the full programme
On 2 June audiences are invited to a range of free artistic interventions and workshops exploring climate change and the Library also hosts a Microclimate
Sensory Banquet (separate ticket required).
Curated by Invisible Dust for Under Her Eye. Invisible Dust is an acclaimed arts-science charitable organisation that works with artists, scientists and technologists to encourage awareness of and provoke meaningful responses to climate change.
Image: Margaret Atwood by Liam Sharp
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