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Brown Bag w/Artist Nina Elder
Feb 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
All graduate and undergraduate students are invited to join us for a special brown bag discussion with artist Nina Elder!
Nina Elder focuses on solastalgia, the emotional sensation of environmental change. Solastalgia is a premonition of longing for the present moment from an anticipated future. It is cherishing the places we live as we know them now, and feeling anxiety about what will happen to those places. This new term uniquely describes a triangle between place, time, and emotion.
Using solastalgia as a framework, Elder reinterprets the role of archives and museum collections to reckon with change, understand what will be lost, and create space for memory, contemplation, as well as envisioning the future.
Elder is an artist and researcher whose work focuses on changing cultures and ecologies, often examining historic land use and its cycles of production, consumption, and waste. You can learn more about Nina and view some recent work on her website.