ENLIGHT Lecture: Climate Change: Art, Performance & Narration


The fourth session of this semesters’ ENLIGHT lecture series explores the role art and performance can play in the fight against climate change. It also gives examples on how creative changes of the narrative on climate change can help to raise awareness on the severeness of the issue and its impact on human existence.

In this lecture five renowned scientists of the ENLIGHT universities will give short presentations on their current research and projects. Frida Buhre from Uppsala University who is an expert on contemporary rhetoric around climate change examines COP26 as performance. Then Marco Carcciolo, also from Ghent University, who recently started to investigate the relationship between narrative and scientific models talks about the issue of “Narrating Climate Uncertainty. Stef Craps, professor for English Literature at Ghent University discusses the question How to mourn a glacier. He is an expert on memory and trauma studies as well as on the issue of ecocriticism. In another presentation Tina Karen Pusse from NUI Galway, who is a lecturer for German studies raises the question: “Ecologies of Scale. How to address the limits of human perception”. Lastly, Christel Stalpaert illustrates the topic “Art Activating Climate Change Awareness”. She is a lecturer for Theatre Studies at Ghent University and focuses on corporeality, performativity and intermediality at the intersection point of philosophy and ethics in her research.

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ENLIGHT Lecture: Climate Change: Art, Performance & Narration

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Registration for the lecture:

All members from the ENLIGHT community, external partners and wider public are welcome to join the lecture. You can register and participate in a Zoom Session or tune in on the ENLIGHT Youtube Channel where the lecture will be broadcasted live.

  • Please register here for the lecture (Zoom-session).


Registration for the networking event after the lecture:

Each lecture is followed by a networking event for the scientific community at 7 pm CET. The researchers from ENLIGHT universities can not only continue the discussion on the lecture`s topic but also use the opportunity to identify common research interests. This event serves as a platform for developing new ideas for future cooperation within the network. The ENLIGHT team supports this process by providing insights on funding opportunities. Researchers from all stages are more than welcome to join in!

  • Please register here for the networking until February 9.