Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation between Miranda Massie, the founder of the U.S.'s first museum on climate change, the artists, Peggy Weil and Justin Brice Guariglia; and moderated by Elke Weber, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University on "Climate Change and Activism."
After decades of inaction, the effects of climate change and extreme weather surround us regardless of where we live. There is the distinct sensation confirmed by recent studies that the time to act on climate change is running out. This panel discussion will focus not only on the intersection of climate change and activism, but also on that of science and art. What role does and can the museum play as a location of cultural, political, and social change? Can a museum with its intellectual but also emotional appeal, convince visitors to be better advocates for the climate? How can one move visitors of such a museum to take the lessons learned and apply them to the reality at hand?
This discussion is part of "The State(s) We're In: A New Age of Transatlantic Relations," a series of six talks presented by Deutsches Haus at NYU that address an array of important topics that are currently intensely debated in both Germany and the United States, and are of political and sociopolitical relevance in both countries: threats to democracy; economic inequality and populism; migration and art; civil society and political engagement; climate change and activism; and educational policy and academic freedom.