Energy Transition and the Arts

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Energy Transition and the Arts

What do artists mean when they talk about generating productive discomfort? And how exactly can this productive discomfort contribute to the energy transition?

At our next event, we’ll be exploring these questions as part of the Energy Futures Lab’s Big Ideas for #OurEnergyFuture series!

Energy Futures Lab’s Big Ideas for Our Energy Future series encourages cross-pollination across all stakeholders in the energy system on the topic of how accelerating the energy transition fuels economic recovery in Alberta. In this session with Mark Hopkins, we will be exploring the role of arts and culture in facilitating energy transition.

About Mark Hopkins

Mark Hopkins is Artistic Director of Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre, which generates productive discomfort through art-making, and an Associate with Human Venture Leadership, which seeks to build our collective capacities to reduce ignorance, error, waste, suffering and injustice. He volunteers with the Calgary Foundation and the Centre for Newcomers and founded We Should Know Each Other, a community-bridging initiative.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Cost: Free

A Zoom link will be sent to you via email prior to the event.

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September 15, 2020, 12:00pm

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