Video / 19 February 2022

Inner Fields: Poetry and Environmental Change

Brave New Literatures Festival

For this year's Versopolis' Brave New Literature Festival, Thraka, the organizer of Thessalian Poetry Festival, will be presenting some of the poems written for two interdisciplinary projects we have recently participated in. One of the projects is "To Wall up Cracks, to Close the Gaps", made in the collaboration with the Croatian city gallery "Striegl" from Sisak. The project was dealing with the changes in the landscape, the city, and the people, caused by the earthquake that struck Sisak. The other is "On the Coal: Poetry of Climate Change", made in collaboration with the Initiative for public humanities (University of Columbia). The project was dealing with the immediate effects of climate change on the everyday lives of people, animals, and plants.

What potential does interdisciplinary cooperation between literature and art, and literature and humanities has for raising awareness about climate change and the environment?

INTRODUCTION:

Alma Trauber ("Striegl" Gallery)
Dimitris Antoniou (University of Columbia)

POETRY READING AND CONVERSATION:

Tonia Tzirita Zacharatou
Alen Brlek
Anna Griva
Nikolas Koutsodontis

Moderator: Marija Dejanović

The event will be held via Zoom on 22nd of February at 6PM EEST (Greek time)/ 5PM CET

Meeting ID: 794 3534 6936
Passcode: 68Ftn7

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