How Poetry Reminds Us That Water Matters

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Research in ecosystems tells us about floating pollutants, depleting freshwater reservoirs, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, collapse of coastal-river-delta environments, floods, droughts, and mass extinction of aquatic life. Poetry offers us a way to absorb the water crisis deeply into our consciousness. Rishi Dastidar’s poems invite us to notice all kinds of aquatic scenarios, be it in the film 2001 or WhatsApps; in art galleries or preparedness manuals. Rishi Dastidar’s poems in Neptune’s Projects (2023) conjure up the water world of the forgotten god. To experience how poetry stimulates our aquatic awareness in times of global warming, Dastidar will perform his poems and the participants will respond with other aquatic verses to pull out themes and unexpected resonances.
Period2024 Apr 11
Event typeOther
LocationLund, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities

Free keywords

  • poetry
  • blue humanities
  • sustainability
  • sustainability week
  • water
  • resilience
  • apocalypses