Arts + Design & the Global Climate Summit: Reflections and Next Steps
Presented by Berkeley Arts + Design, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and California Institute for Energy and Environment.
Speakers: Shannon Jackson, Dan Kammen, Orville Schell, Kim Anno, Stephan Crawford, and Bay Area climate artists and activists.
At the close of the Global Climate Summit, join us to reflect on the climate challenges facing our world, and to discuss possible solutions and next steps our community, state, and nation can take to combat global climate change. Hear from UC Berkeley faculty, participants in the COAL + ICE exhibition, and a coterie of Bay Area climate artists as we collectively advance environmental awareness through research enterprises that join artists, designers, humanists, scientists, and policy makers. Together, we will think through new creative infrastructures that tell stories, build community, activate participants, and sensitize citizens to ecological issues.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are: Wealth and Power, China’s Long March to the 21st Century; Virtual Tibet; The China Reader: The Reform Years; and Mandate of Heaven: The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China’s Leaders. He has written widely for many magazine and newspapers, including the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, Time, the New Republic, Harper’s, the Nation, the New York Review of Books, Wired, Foreign Affairs, the China Quarterly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
Schell was born in New York City, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in far eastern history, was an exchange student at National Taiwan University in the 1960s, and earned a PhD (ABD) at University of California, Berkeley in Chinese History. He worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in Indochina as a journalist, and has traveled widely in China since the mid-1970s.
He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Schell is also the recipient of many prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize in Asian Journalism.
Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering.
Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment. Kammen is the director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. Kammen received his undergraduate (Cornell ’84) and graduate (Harvard MA ’86, PhD ’88) training in physics. After postdoctoral work at Caltech and Harvard, Kammen was professor and chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 1993 to 1998. He then moved to the University of California, Berkeley.
Daniel Kammen is a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He recently hosted the Discovery Channel television series Ecopolis on energy and environmental technologies to combat global warming. Kammen has appeared on 60 Minutes, NOVA, Frontline, and via many national and international news outlets.
Kim Anno is a painter, photographer, and film/video artist whose work has been collected and exhibited by museums nationally and internationally. Born in Los Angeles, Anno has had exhibitions and screenings around the world. Recipient of the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Purchase Award and the Eureka Foundation’s Fleishhaker Fellowship, Anno has been a professor at the California College of the Arts since 1996. She was recently awarded a fellowship by the Zellerbach Foundation and the Open Circle Foundation as well as a Sustainable Arts residency at Kala Art Institute in support of her new interdisciplinary work. Anno is a recipient of a Berkeley Film Foundation Award and published her second artists’ book with the poet Anne Carson.
Her recent interests and expertise have been in the intersection of art and science, particularly in aesthetic issues surrounding climate change, water, and adaptation. She is currently at work on ¡Quba!, a documentary film, as well as, a film about adaptation to sea level rise for both southern Florida and Havana, Cuba.
Anno’s work has been collected by SFMOMA, BAMPFA, Honolulu Academy of Fine Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Crocker Museum of Art, Oakland Museum, Columbia University Library, University of Texas, Austin, Getty Research Institute, and Goethe Institute, among others.
Stephan Crawford is an artist whose practice spans both fine art (sculpture and mixed-media work) and the cross-disciplinary collaboration that is at the core of The ClimateMusic Project. Much of his work reflects the natural world and our interaction with it. His formal training includes an undergraduate degree in the humanities and graduate degrees in both environmental sciences and international affairs.
Crawford also had a distinguished parallel career in public service, which ended in 2017 when he decided to focus full time on The ClimateMusic Project and his studio practice. A native San Franciscan, he speaks German and Spanish.
Reflecting his deep reservoir of perseverance in the face of a challenge, Crawford was once part of a two-man team that won a long-distance open-ocean rowing trophy after a three-year campaign that included a leaky boat, capsizes in surf, narrow misses by ships, getting lost in fogs, and thousands of ocean miles rowed in training.
Lynda Grose cofounded ESPRIT’s ecollection, the first ecologically responsible clothing line developed by a major corporation, and framed an impacts approach to fashion and sustainability which became adopted industry-wide.
As a practicing designer and educator, Grose has worked with clients across sectors of the economy; from private businesses to nonprofit organizations and governments and from designers to artisans and farmers. Her ongoing client list includes Fashion 4 Good, CFDA, Gap Inc, UNDP, the Sustainable Cotton Project, Levi Strauss and Co., Aid to Artisans, G. Hensler, Turkish Government, US Department of Agriculture, Market Place India, Patagonia, Green Peace, 13-mile Farm, and Shayan Craft Center.
Identified by London's Financial Times as one of the "green power brokers," Grose currently serves as assistant professor in California College of the Arts (CCA)’s fashion design, design MFA, and critical studies programs. She developed curricula for and teaches CCA’s ecology of clothing seminar class, design and sustainability studio classes, and curricula for CCA's fashion sustainability workshop series for working professionals.
Grose was lead investigator, West Coast USA for the international fashion research project, Local Wisdom, initiated by Kate Fletcher of London College of Fashion, which is featured in the book Craft of Use: Post-Growth Fashion (Routledge, London). She is currently collaborating with Danish colleague Vibeke Reisberg of Design School Kolding, Denmark, and Timo Rissanen of Parsons The New School on speculative concepts which explore the “craft of use” and garments designed to evolve over time. She's an advisor to Cradle to Cradle™ Certified Product Standard revision advisory group and serves on the board of Goodwill Industries San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties.
Grose sees design as a force that can help give form to a sustainable society and is passionate about emergent roles for designers working in this context.