Arts and Letters in a Pandemic

April 24, 2020
DESCRIPTION: We explore the environment- and water-focused works of Stacy Levy, a Pennsylvania artist whose work reveals hidden hydrological history in cities like Philadelphia and actively helps remediate pollutants in waterways harmed by human activity. "Along" for the visit will be the poet and longtime NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu, as well as other surprise guests.

Sustain What is a global online conversation identifying solutions to the complicated, shape-shifting and epic challenges of humanity’s “great acceleration.” A prime focus is making sense of, and getting the most out of, the planet's fast-forward information environment -- the one Earth System changing faster than the actual environment.

This webcast is produced by longtime environmental journalist, author and educator Andrew Revkin as part of his work building Columbia University's new Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability.

For the time being, these sessions will be focused on mitigating the unfolding societal disruption and devastation driven by the global spread of COVID-19. But we will dip into other subjects and solutions when the time is right.