Speaking the Predicament: Empowering Reflection and Dialogue on Ecological Crisis

1 Feb 2022
(photo credit: Ben Jones)

Speaking the Predicament: 

Empowering Reflection and Dialogue on Ecological Crisis 

Webinar 6-7.30 pm, 7th and 21st February

Interactive webinars with UCC Department of German and Friends of the Earth


In these interactive sessions, we’ll explore shared film viewing, shared reading and open dialogue as practices that can help to build resilience, clarity and purpose in the face of ecological crisis. We look at how film-makers, poets and graphic artists reflect on environmental challenges in ways that create deeper and more complex ecological awareness. In the first of these two sessions (7 February), we'll show clips of work by award-winning Austrian film-maker Nikolaus Geyrhalter, looking at how his films Homo sapiens and Earth use visual language, silence and sound to create an absorbing, atmospheric reflection on how humans impact the planet. The second session (21 February) will showcase contemporary poetry and graphic art, exploring how language and images can open up new forms of ecological consciousness. Film-makers, poets and artists can confront us with stark visions of humanity’s destructive tendencies while also making space for the emotions and responses that arise from clear-sightedness. These sessions highlight shared viewing, reading and dialogue as effective tools that can help us to process ecological loss, enabling us to think forward together. 


To join us, simply go to:

6pm-7:30pm GMT
Meeting ID: 883 3611 8567
or visit the  Friends of the Earth Ireland Learning Hub to register.
These events are part of the IRC-funded project ' Speaking the Predicament. Words and Stories in the Anthropocene', led by Caitríona Ní Dhúill and Hanna Bingel-Jones (UCC), in cooperation with ERI and Friends of the Earth Ireland. 

Department of German


First Floor, O' Rahilly Building, UCC