Ballroom Marfa – in conjunction with the Washington Spectator – plus The Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa Public Radio and Marfa Book Company, presents the second biennial Marfa Dialogues, a three-day symposium that includes conversations around climate change and sustainability.
Among the artists, performers, writers, scientists and entrepreneurs are Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and Rebecca Solnit, the distinguished critic and author of A Field Guide to Getting Lost and A Paradise Built in Hell.
Other participants include David Buckland, Hamilton Fish, Cynthia Hopkins, Diana Liverman, John Nielsen-Gammon, Robert Potts, Tom Rand, and Bonnie J. Warnock.
A complete schedule of events can be found on the Ballroom Marfa website, which is also presenting the current exhibit Carbon 13. All weekend events are free and open to the public, and several conversations will be broadcast live on Marfa Public Radio.
BROADCAST AND EVENT SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2012
1 PM: LIVE BROADCAST Discussion: Art and Environmental Activism, moderated by Rebecca Solnit at the Crowley Theater
3 PM: LIVE BROADCAST Discussion: Climate Change and Adaptation, with Diana Liverman and John Nielsen-Gammon at the Crowley Theater
6 PM: LIVE BROADCAST Michael Pollan in conversation with Hamilton Fish at the Crowley Theater, co-presented with The Dixon Water Foundation
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
1 PM: LIVE BROADCAST Reading by Rebecca Solnit at Marfa Book Company
8 pm: Performance of This Clement World by Cynthia Hopkins at the Crowley Theater