Topical Tag: Narrative
Visiting Bouamir: a photo essay
She’s spent a lifetime traveling and trekking, and the decades of backpacking, rock-climbing and the slow march of time have taken their toll. She’s had two hip replacements, and then there’s the battered knee (an accident in China) and the wonky ankle (fractured in Alaska). But it was a more mundane injury that kept Nicolson...
Panel Discussion: Biodiversity in the Anthropocene
Join the UCLA Botanical Garden for an expert discussion about species that are flourishing in a rapidly changing world
Biodiversity is undergoing tremendous change at the hands of humanity. As some habitats disappear and many wild organisms face extinction, other species flourish in novel ecosystems. Join us for an expert panel discussion which will examine the current state of biodiversity and the narratives which shape related public opinion and policy as we ask the question: how can we successfully coexist with nature on an increasingly technological planet?
Environmental Storytelling Collaboration with KCET
LENS is collaborating with KCET, Southern California’s independent public TV and digital media company, to produce immersive stories that bring new voices and new ideas into environmental reporting and that bring our faculty and student research into conversation with diverse public audiences. In our pilot year (2017-2018), the project will focus on California as a...
Our community outreach includes visiting schools, hosting groups for tours, mentorship, and research experience for high school students and teachers and members of the public.
Communications, science, and authoritarianism: then and now
This seminar class explores the role communications and science play in societies trending toward authoritarianism, tribalism and insularity.
In the News
People of the Condor and Eagle
by Danfung Dennis, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist In the Amazon rainforest an ancient Indian prophecy warns of humankind splitting into two people. The people of the Condor would live in harmony with the earth. Their path would be guided by feeling and intuition. When the earth felt pain, they would feel...
Satellite images for vivid environmental stories
by Dan Hammer, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist I don’t know what to trust in the news anymore. I have taken to reading The Onion for hard-hitting investigative journalism. This is an especially troubling proposition for environmentalism. Any efficient or equitable allocation of natural resources depends crucially on open and trustworthy information...
Author, artist shed light on meaning of surfing at salon series
The City of Malibu Arts Commission helped sponsor the event, which was moderated by Jon Christensen, senior fellow and journalist-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies and Center for Digital Humanities.