MUSIC & SUSTAINABILITY: A PORTRAIT OF THE CLIMATE + ECOLOGICAL CRISIS IN PERFORMANCE AND OPERATIONS
co-sponsored by the Earth Commons—Georgetown University's Institute for Environment & Sustainability
Facilitated by Georgetown University’s Vice President of Sustainability Meghan Chapple, this discussion will explore how individuals, communities, and institutions are experiencing and responding to the climate and ecological crisis in their art, operations, and culture. The conversation will explore the influence of climate change and habitat destruction, and global impacts on artistic performance, from small venues and the COVID-19 pandemic, to large festivals and extreme weather, to the context of indigenous communities whose music is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The conversation will look ahead to define what resources are needed to keep musical communities vibrant and resilient in the midst of global change.