Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Changing the World: Revolutionary Thinking about the Environment
  • Discussion
  • 4/16/2009
  • 15:00-17:40
  • Spooner Hall
  • Host: The Commons, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
Event Description
Over the last 200 years the natural environment has played a crucial role in radical social thought, whether leftist or ultraconservative. In the early 21st century, however, it is the endangered environment itself that has forced thinking that is changing how humans live on this planet. This roundtable focuses on these two kinds of interaction: 1) the historical and contemporary ways that revolutionary thinking and social revolution have conceptualized the natural environment; and 2) how the environmental change of the last half century has radically changed our conceptions of our lives.