Past Event

Pablo Suarez - Creative Communications for a Changing Climate

March 22, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Faculty House (Garden Room), Columbia University, New York

Event Description

How can we harness the power of humanity to understand and address changing risks? This intensely interactive session explores the powerful opportunities offered by integrating creativity into risk communication. Focusing on disasters, climate and development initiatives carried out in collaboration with Columbia’s climate experts and other partners, hear about recent innovations in how to engage in serious-yet-fun, fruitful conversations about what we know and what we can do. Enjoy games that help people and organizations experience the complexity of future risks and tough decisions, humor (including a live cartoonist co-creating original work with participants!), and thermochromic art (paintings using a special pigment that changes attributes when temperature exceeds a certain threshold). How can researchers, artists and designers work with you, government, humanitarian and development organizations? Given evolving hazards and vulnerabilities, let’s chart the way forward to mobilize both the intellect and the emotions of decision-makers at all scales.

Event Speaker

Pablo Suarez, Associate Director for Research and Innovation at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Event Information

Open to Columbia University affiliates. Registration required. For more information, please email Adrienne Kenyon at [email protected]. Please visit the Faculty House website for directions.

Hosted by the Columbia Climate School