60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty

Tufts University | November 21, 2019

60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Celebration
Metaphor, Meaning, Antarctica, and the Anthropocene (Oh my!) 
November 21, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Tufts University, Curtis HallMulti-purpose Room
474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Free and open to the public.

Georgie Friedman, Iceberg Off West Antarctica (No. 7 of 9), 2019
Georgie Friedman, Artist Talk
Metaphor, Meaning, Antarctica, and the Anthropocene (Oh my)!
Can visual and experiential metaphors in contemporary art encourage people to contemplate or connect with our planet and changing climate? As a part of the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, video installation artist Georgie Friedman will present highlights from the last decade of her art practice and share her experiences and resulting artwork from her 2017 SMFA/Tufts Artist Traveling Fellowship to Antarctica. Read more...

Sponsored by the Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lecture Series, Environmental Studies Program & Science Diplomacy Center, Tufts University

60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Celebration

Prof. Susan Solomon, MIT
Prof. Paul Mayewski, University of Maine
Prof. Paul Berkman, Director of the Science Diplomacy Center, Tufts University
Ronit Prawer, Science and Innovation Network British Consulate

6:30 - 8:00 pm
November 21, 2019

Tufts University, Barnum Hall, Room 008
163 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

     International cooperation has expanded our understanding of Antarctica and provided a guide for effective peace building. On Dec 1st, 1969 the Antarctic Treaty was signed at the height of the cold war to unite nations in the “interests of science and the progress of all mankind” by setting aside this territory “for peaceful purposes only.”
      This event commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty and aims to reflect on lessons learned to improve the health of our planet. Short presentations by world-class scientists will be followed by a discussion moderated by Ronit Prawer. Our panelists will reflect on their research experiences in Antarctica, enabling Earth system observations over time that underscore the progress and challenges with international cooperation in our globally-interconnected civilization.

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP | more info
Reception to follow talk.

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More about Georgie Friedman's Antarctica Series:

"Fragments of Antarctica: In Conversation with Georgie Friedman," interview by Gina Linder, Boston Art Review, Sept 3, 2019

"Georgie Friedman: Fragments of Antarctica offers passport to imperiled Antarctic," TuftsNow, March 12, 2019

"Φθίνουσα ομορφιά, αβέβαιο μέλλον [Declining beauty, uncertain future]," Agni Katsioula, Η Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών [The Journal of Editors], Greece, Aug. 25, 2019

Past exhibit: 
Georgie Friedman: Fragments of Antarctica, 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April - Sept 2019

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