During this free, open event, artists’ Fia Backström and Gabriela Salazar address why the climate crisis, a now unavoidable topic, presides in their practice. We are situated in the denouement of humanity: knowing this, how does one cope or digest the world as an artist.
Through the prism of climate, Fia and Gabriela will discuss the importance of collectivity, environment, and non complacency in relation to their respective projects: Facing Her Land – Notes from elsewhere and Matters in Shelter (and Place, Puerto Rico). Omar Berrada, adjunct instructor in the School of Art, moderates.
The event was organized as part of Cooper Union x Climate Week. General public should reserve a space. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house.
This event is part of the Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change program of Climate Week NYC.