Cinema and Climate Change Programme

Friday 11 December 2009

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Please note that this programme is still subject to alteration

Venues (click here for maps of UCL):

Pearson Studio, Pearson Building (on the north side of the UCL main quad)

Slade Gallery, Slade School of Art (on the north side of the UCL main quad)

Haldane Room (at the north-east corner of the UCL main quad)


13.30 Symposium opens  Pearson Studio
Registration, coffee
13.50 Dr Claire Thomson (UCL)
Welcome & practicalities
14.00 HE Birger Riis-Jørgensen, Ambassador of Denmark to the Court of St James
Opening remarks: Denmark and COP-15
14.10 Henrietta Lynch
Carbon Audit of the Symposium
Session 1
Pearson Studio
  Professor Matthew Gandy (UCL Geography; Director of UCL Urban Laboratory)
Sustainable Cinema? The view from the Urban Laboratory
  Dr David Ingram (Brunel)
Argumentation theory and environmental documentaries about climate change
  Dr Harri Kilpi (Helsinki, via video-link)
The ecological impact of the film industry
Session 2
Pearson Studio
  Dr Robin Murray & Dr Joe Heumann (Urbana, Illinois, via video-link)
The Oil Wells of Baku: The first eco-disaster film?
  Dr Pat Brereton (DCU)
Beyond the disaster movie
  Davina Quinlivan, KCL Cinematic Microtopographies
Break, change of venue
Session 3
Slade Gallery
  Co-hosted with the UCL Slade Word / Image Forum  
  Professor Wendy Wheeler (London Met)
Biosemiotics, word, image
  Dr Sharon Morris (UCL)
The Oak. A screening and spoken-word performance
Reception and screenings of Danish short films. Danish filmmaker Jakob Gottschau will introduce his film series on environmental change, 'Late Lessons From Early Warnings'.
Haldane Room, North Cloisters

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