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Lecture: Basia Irland: Reading the River

Posted in Arts & Culture
May 23, 2017

Ice book by Basia Irland

Reading the River: The ecological activist art of Basia Irland

Author, poet, artist and activist, Basia Irland will discuss how she works with scholars from diverse disciplines on her many projects, which include:

  • building rainwater harvesting systems
  • connecting communities and fostering dialogue along the length of rivers
  • filming and producing water documentaries
  • sculpting hand-carved ice books embedded with seeds for river restoration projects
  • creating waterborne disease projects around the world

Date:  May 23, 2017
Time
:  7 p.m.
Location
:  Broadway Theatre
Free event, everyone is welcome

Fulbright scholar Basia Irland is an author, poet, sculptor, installation artist and activist who creates international water projects. Her work is featured in two books, Water Library (2007) and Reading the River: The Ecological Activist Art of Basia Irland (2017). She blogs for National Geographic about international rivers, written in the first person from the perspective of the river. Irland lectures and exhibits extensively.

“If there is magic on the planet it is contained in water.” –Loren Eisley

Sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History, ICCC LInking Fellowship, School of the Environment & Sustainability and the Broadway Theatre.

Information: Susan Shantz, susan.shantz@usask.ca

 

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