GREAT Talks by Lena Dobrowolska

Did you know that a large number of settlements globally are in danger of climate-induced displacement?

Here’s a GREAT Talks session by Lena Dobrowolska, that you must attend to explore how climate change is displacing people and how interdisciplinary approaches and storytelling tools can be used to address this global challenge.  
At the event, you will also get a chance to interact with Nusrat Naushin, Research Officer at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), who along with Lena Dobrowolska will discuss how climate change is rapidly becoming the most significant driver of human mobility.

Topic:  When people have to leave their homes: Storytelling as a tool for climate justice
Speaker: Lena Dobrowolska
Date:  Thursday, 23 February 2023
Time: 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. (IST)
Venue:  Online (MS Teams)

What is GREAT Talks? 

GREAT Talks is a lecture series by celebrated UK professionals, scientists and science communicators organized and curated by the British Council across India.  The event offers students a unique opportunity to meet with prominent educationists, scientists and science communicators and explore new options for education in the UK.

Speaker profile

Lena Dobrowolska is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She is working on the intersection of political ecology, storytelling, and international climate change policymaking. Her practice explores climate change, including its political ecology, Non-Economic Loss and Damage, climate-induced migration, slow violence, climate-exacerbated natural disasters and visual culture’s relationship to the Anthropocene thesis. 

Her research interests are:  climate crisis, with networked collaboration with scientific, humanitarian, academic, and civil society actors and communities in the global North and global South, with the intention of driving change, in the political and cultural narratives that surround climate crisis, migration, human rights, and development.

She is the recipient of numerous awards:  Art & Citizenship Residency, United Nations Perception of Change Project (2022), Energy, Technology, Chances For Survival, Museum of Silesia (2020), Coalition of Arts and Sustainable Development Prize(2019), The Culture and Climate Change: Scenarios Residency (2016).