Multi-award winning author Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars trilogy; Three Californias trilogy; New York 2140) makes a rare New York appearance to join theatre artist and climate activist Julia S. Levine (CLIMATE LENS, Artists Rise Up) for a discussion on how art interrogates the climate crisis, and if art can be a catalyst for change. Their conversation will be moderated by Arielle Duhaime-Ross, environment and climate correspondent for HBO's VICE News Tonight.
Julia S. Levine is a theatre artist and producer who is passionate about collaborative processes of playmaking and exploring the inner-workings of the twenty-first century. She uses theatre to pose questions that ignite dialogue, to interrogate dominant narratives, and to pave the way to a more equitable future for all. Levine graduated summa cum laude from Butler University, with Highest Honors in Theatre and a minor in Anthropology. She writes for the online series Artists and Climate Change, is the Artistic Producer of The Arctic Cycle, and creates new performances about food, climate and justice.
Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of twenty previous books, including the acclaimed Mars trilogy, Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, Sixty Days and Counting, The Years of Rice and Salt, Antarctica, and 2312. In 2008 he was named a ''Hero of the Environment'' by Time magazine, and he recently joined in the Sequoia Parks Foundation's Artists in the Back Country program. He lives in Davis, California.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross is the environment and climate correspondent for VICE News Tonight — the Emmy award-winning nightly newscast from VICE Media and HBO. Prior to joining VICE, she was a science reporter at The Verge, where she was granted the 2015 Herb Lampert Science in Society Emerging Journalist award for her coverage of a radical 1950s scientist who suggested memory could be stored outside the brain. Duhaime-Ross has previously written for Scientific American, Nature Medicine, The Atlantic, and Quartz. Originally from Canada, she has a bachelor's in zoology and a master’s in science, health, and environmental reporting.
At VICE News Tonight, Duhaime-Ross has extensively reported the politics of climate change, life-threatening instances of environmental contamination, and the effect that global warming is already having on communities worldwide. She also occasionally covers uplifting news — occasionally.