Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center and 2nd Fl Common Room, Heyman Center
Keynote panel: Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center | All other panels: 2nd Fl Common Room, Heyman Center
Ice is an apt analytic with which to bridge disciplines and to connect discourses within climate science, aesthetics, geography, arctic studies, history of science, glaciology, and the arts. This interdisciplinary conference brings together scientists, humanists, and artists to generate a productive conversation around the potentialities and properties of ice. Presenters will reflect on the ways in which ice disrupts fixed notions of matter. In considering the solid fluidity of ice, what new kinds of geographies emerge? How does thinking capaciously about the instabilities and inconsistencies of ice lead us to reconsider climatic presents and futures?
Organizers: Maggie Cao, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University; Rebecca Woods, Society of Fellows in the Humanities