SYMPOSIUM Water and Climate Change

Installation view of Digital Waves at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill. Photo: Issara Panchapornphol

Climate change is not just an environmental, social justice, or economic issue—but all of those at once. As the devastating news from Houston and Florida to South Asia vividly illustrates, climate change is one of the most profound challenges humanity has ever faced—one that requires a massive collaborative effort to solve. 

Join us for a two-day symposium that includes a panel, workshops, and a performance that explore water from various vantage points—from a source of artistic or spiritual inspiration to a resource that is at once threatened and threatening. The symposium, created in conjunction with Platform: Clifford Ross Light | Waves, emphasizes interdisciplinary exchanges and cross-fertilizations that result in innovative solutions and new thinking. Participants include artists, architects, designers, educators, policymakers, fishermen, technologists, and scientists from Long Island’s East End and beyond.  

Program Schedule

Friday, September 22, 6pm 

Water—A (Re)Source of Inspiration

Panel discussion

$12 | Free for members and students

Saturday, September 23, 11am - 1pm  

Open Studio: Water Lab! 

For children/families

Saturday, September 23, 8pm

Optipus: The Watery Owl of Minerva

Multi-Media outdoor performance 

$20 | $5 for Members, students and Children

Space is limited; advance reservations are strongly encouraged.