A community discussion on the state of climate change, energy policy, cultural memes on personal responses to climate and environment, with an international panel of journalists, academics and artists. Discussion followed by dance performance, moving meditation and live music at Wave Street Studios.
Kevin Bell is an instructor and one of the founding core faculty for a new, cross-disciplinary Sustainability Minor at Rachel Carson College, UC Santa Cruz. He brings over thirty years of experience in resource-related public policy and resilient innovation, working in staff, management, negotiation, and consulting capacities in the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors as a hydrologist, researcher, regulator, intervenor, negotiator, and advocate on behalf of next-generation sustainable technologies and practices. His expertise includes the design and implementation of effective energy, water, and climate models, strategies, and public policies for enabling a sustainable human-built world. He is also an experienced instructional designer, and founding CEO of a successful startup social venture, which developed a new generation of STEM basal curricula and educational tools. He received his MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.
Angelina Davydova is director of the German-Russian Office of Environmental Information in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Davydova received a degree in economics from the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. She has been working with the non-profit organization for more than 10 years, focusing on developing environmental journalism in Russia and neighboring countries and also developing international cooperation in environmental and climate areas. In addition, she is an environmental journalist, regularly contributing to Russian and international media, including the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Science magazine. She teaches at the School of Journalism, St. Petersburg State University and the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics.
In 2006, Ms. Davydova was a Reuters Foundation Fellow at Oxford University and was a participant of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at UC Berkeley in 2012. She has also been an observer with the U.N. climate change process since 2008. As a result, she has a strong understanding of the climate and environmental agenda in her country as well as the international level, environmental journalism, and civil society developments.
As a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at UC Davis, her interests include environmental regulation and governance, sustainable and participative territorial development, organic agriculture and certification. In her fellowship year, she aims to learn more about environmental challenges in California and policies to tackle them.
Nadine Lollino has been creating and performing in the arts of dance, costume making and video since 2002. She is currently working under her solo creation, MovementLab, and also co-founder of multi-media collective PosterchildArt. Nadine has previously danced with Anatomical Dance Theater, Breakbone Dance Co., and the Humans, all Chicago-based companies. She has been presenting her own works since 2005, traveling nationally and internationally. Nadine also practices massage therapy and teaches yoga. She has been developing Moving Meditation classes, a freeform movement practice for all communities to connect to the healing found in dance and music. Nadine is currently based in Santa Cruz, California. Check out www.posterchildart.com for past and current Chicago company projects.