Guest lecture with Dr. france rose hartline - Environmentalism, feminism and art
As part of Gender Awareness Week, we are happy to announce a guest lecture by Dr. france rose hartline!
*This lecture will be held over Zoom, and you can find the link here*
In this lecture, I will explore the links between gender, nature and culture, in order to approach the questions of ‘How can we as a society re-imagine ourselves in sustainable ways?’ ‘How does gender intersect with climate change?’ and ‘What can art do to help us make necessary shifts in practice and ideologies?’. I will examine how feminism can and does proactively respond to the current epoch that many call Anthropocene by tracing the dichotomous and gendered scaffolding within popular discourse and behaviour. Finally, I will discuss the power of art to challenge the status quo by inviting our imaginations to reconsider the human/nature dyad.
france rose hartline is an American enjoying life in Norway. He has been involved in trans and queer activism, art and academia since 2002, having done a BA in Art in the US, an MPhil in Sociology at University of Cape Town, and a MFA in Fine Art at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. In January 2020, france completed his PhD in Gender Studies at NTNU in Trondheim, after defending his thesis 'The (trans)gender equality paradox: Challenging Norway's 2016 law on gender recognition'. He currently lives in southern Norway with his partner and two dogs.