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Saturday, February 23

3:30pm CST

Acoustic Ecology: A Socially-Engaged Sonic Arts Approach in Urban and Natural Environments
Acoustic ecology, also known as soundscape studies or ecoacoustics, is a multi-disciplinary field studying the relationship between an individual and its environment mediated by sound. Active, socially embedded approaches at the intersections of art and science investigate environmental patterns and change in sound. From the artist’s own practice, key works will be introduced, using readily available audio recording technologies.

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Eric Leonardson

Co-chair/Founder, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology
Eric is a Chicago-based audio artist, teaching in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and a founder and co-chair of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE). Established in 2009, MSAE is a membership organization dedicated to exploring... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm CST
rms. 42, 43

4:10pm CST

SPLIT SESSION: Writing Urban Nature: Engaging the City Landscape in the Field and Online / Beasts of the Page and Pavement: Natural History, Both Imagined and Real
Writing Urban Nature: Engaging the City Landscape in the Field and Online
Mike Bryson, Roosevelt University
The environmental arts & humanities are powerful tools for exploring & engaging the urban landscape. This talk describes the Writing Urban Nature project at Roosevelt University: a field-based course which explores diverse natural ecosystems & human communities in our region, as well as an environmental humanities website featuring students' creative nonfiction & photography.

Beasts of the Page and Pavement: Natural History, Both Imagined and Real
Gavin Van Horn, Center for Humans and Nature and Liam Heneghan, DePaul University
Wild animals are all around us—populating our cities, roaming our imaginations. Join ecologist Liam Heneghan, author of Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature, and naturalist Gavin Van Horn, author of The Way of Coyote: Shared Journeys in the Urban Wilds, for a presentation and discussion about how animals can help us rethink and re-story our urban areas.

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Michael Bryson

Professor of Sustainability Studies, Roosevelt University
My teaching, research, and writing focus on sustainability within urban and suburban environments, city-based nature writing, the evolving notion of “urban wilderness,” the environmental and literary history of the Chicago region, and the applications of sustainability in higher... Read More →

Liam Heneghan

DePaul University

Gavin Van Horn

Center for Humans and Nature

Saturday February 23, 2019 4:10pm - 4:55pm CST
rms. 54, 56, 58