Friends of the Library Panel Discussion Series:
Going Green: Fad or Forever?

Going Green: Fad or Forever? will explore the practices, people, science and politics influencing the global green movement. In an effort to promote discourse and education throughout the Charleston community about sustainability, the 2010-2011 Friends of the Library speaker series will present keynote speakers and panel discussions on emerging trends related to the green movement and whether this phenomenon is a fad or an enduring way of life. The series will open with an exhibition by Bryant Holsenbeck, environmental artist who documents the "stuff" we use once then throw away. The installation will open October 22 in the Rotunda of the Addlestone Library. Every discussion as well as Bryant Holsenbeck's installation will be free and open to the public. The panel discussions will take place in the Addlestone Library.

 

Double Vision Lecture

mon., sept 20, 6pm

Redux Contemporary Art Center »

Ben Timpson / Cyrus Buffman
Free & open to the public

 

 

 

Double Vision pairs one art related issue against another subject of equal significance from a seemingly unrelated field. Each lecturer will deliver a 30-minute presentation; the audience will then discuss the possible or impossible relationships between the two. During the first part of the program, speakers are not allowed to make connections between topics, during the question and answer period, anything can happen. The speakers are Ben Timpson on The Infinite Process is Art and Cyrus Buffman on Clean Water and Strong Communities. Timpson will talk about the techniques and unique processes behind his studio practice, as well as address the many different directions that his artwork has gone. He will discuss the tricks he's learned that help him in his creative process, and answer questions from the audience. Buffman will detail his path from studying astrophysics at the CofC, to his pursuit of being a part of the "new" nonprofit revolution. Through his experiences establishing Charleston Waterkeeper and his involvement with other organizations around the world, he has gained insight into the changing world of “change-making”. As a result, he has sought to introduce creative and innovative ways of messaging, branding, and operating into the nonprofit sector; an opportunity that may not have been possible a decade ago when capital ruled and goodwill often times struggled to be heard. Buffman will share his personal goals for his involvement in the nonprofit world as well as his experiences and long-term goals with Charleston Waterkeeper and the local community.

 

Double Vision Lecture #2

mon., oct 11, 6pm

Redux Contemporary Art Center »

Mikayla Mackaness / Jenny Bloom
Free & open to the public

 

 

 

Double Vision pairs one art related issue against another subject of equal significance from a seemingly unrelated field. Each lecturer will deliver a 30-minute presentation; the audience will then discuss the possible or impossible relationships between the two. During the first part of the program, speakers are not allowed to make connections between topics, during the question and answer period, anything can happen. The speakers are Mikayla Mackaness on Crude verity: Light's confessions in photograph and Jenny Bloom on Recycling; How, Why and Why not more? Mackaness describes her lecture as, “The exposition of Light. Our innate attraction to Light. Light's relationship with darkness: taking it, flowing into it, seeking it, discovering it, and exposing it. Light as a mediator. Light as a communicative wanderer/wonder. Light as a witness.” Bloom’s talk will be a show and tell presentation focused on the big environmental picture behind recycling in Charleston County, and the societal obstacles.

 

Culture Shock: Local Impact on a Global Problem
Going Green: Fad or Forever?

wed., nov. 3, 6pm

The Addlestone Library »

 

 

The "green revolution" is a worldwide phenomenon; but, every person can make a positive impact on this global challenge. Join Charleston Sustainability Director Brian Sheehan as he moderates a panel discussion on the individual’s role in protecting the environment. Panel members include Barry Patterson, sustainability speaker, trainer, and consultant; Chris Fisher, ecopreneur and president of Fisher Recycling; Jamee Haley, executive director of Lowcountry Local First; Ian Sanchez, ecotourism and environmental educator; and Celeste Albers, owner of Green Grocer Farms on Johns Island.

 

Fueling the Debate: The Future of Energy

thurs., nov. 18, 6pm

The Addlestone Library »

 

 

 

 

 


How long will fossil fuel last? Will alternative energy forms sustain our way of life? Join Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, director of business development at the Clemson Restoration Institute, as she leads a discussion on the state of energy consumption, the future of alternative energy sources, and the policies that accompany this divisive debate. Panel members include Dr. Mitch Colgan, chair of the Department of Geology at the College of Charleston; Nick Rigas, Wind Turbine Testing Facility director at Clemson University; and Brian Fisher, assistant professor, Departments of Political Science and Environmental Studies, College of Charleston..

 

Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of Rural Studio

thurs., nov. 18, 7:30pm

Cannon Park »

 

 

There will be a panel with the filmmakers immediately following the screening

Hale County, Alabama is home to some of the most impoverished communities in the United States of America as well as Auburn University's Rural Studio, one of the most prolific and inspirational design-build outreach programs ever established.
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