Nature, Joy and the 21st Century City

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You are cordially invited to join us on October 3rd for a very special discussion on Nature, Joy and the 21st Century City, hosted by NYU and Ecologic Institute.

We are very excited that we have been able to bring such as diverse panel together for an evening on arts and the environment with Michael McCarthy, three-time Environment Journalist of the Year in the UK and author of The Moth Snowstorm (copies will be on sale at the event, courtesy of the publisher New York Review Books), with special guests Jann Rosen-Queralt, artist and art instructor at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); and Dr. Sabine O’Hara, Dean of CAUSES (College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences) at University of the District of Columbia. My colleague Brendan O’Donnell will moderate the evening.

Celebrated British environment journalist Michael McCarthy’s newest work is an elegiac post-mortem of nature in our urban way of life. But The Moth Snowstorm does more than mourn the vanishing flora and fauna from the collective social consciousness; this personal tale also raises the specter that with the loss of nature, we risk losing our connection to joy.

As world populations flock to cities in unprecedented numbers, our recognition and remembrance of nature decline. How can an urbanizing world reconnect with its natural roots and retain the sense of joy and wonder at the heart of the human experience?

The event starts at 6:30 and will be followed by a light reception.

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There will be a livestream in case you can’t join us that evening.


NYU Washington, DC
1307 L Street NW
Washington DC 20005

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