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Seattle Sustainable: Artistic Reflections on Climate Change & Place

Sustainable Cities Roundtable

Location: Community Hall at the Wing Luke Museum. 719 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Lunch & Learn: As a lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy during the Roundtable.

For the people of the Solomon Islands to villages on Alaska's western coast to the Isle de Jean Charles off the coast of Louisiana, whose homes are being swallowed by the sea, climate change is not an abstract, far-off concept. The connection that people feel to place - the place where they make their home, where they are from, where they trace their ancestry - is one common to all humans, and the pain of seeing one's home and place of origin made unrecognizable, or disappear altogether, cuts across all manner of boundaries.

Join us for a conversation about the human side of climate change and the strategies that the art community is using to communicate about this difficult topic. This Roundtable will take a journey with local writers and artists to explore how their work has been influenced by climate migration. Speakers will share how they are using various artistic media to communicate about the impacts of climate change on the land and the people linked to that land. This event will also feature an optional tour of the Wing Luke Museum's exhibit "We Are the Ocean: An Indigenous Response to Climate Change" after the Roundtable.

Speakers:

- Kelly Rodriguez, Executive Director and Editor of ARCADE

- Roldy Ablao, Artist and Exhibit Specialist, Wing Luke Museum

- Aaron Huey, Founder and Executive Director of Amplifier Design La

Directions:

By Bike: Find your most convenient route here.

By Bus: Routes 7, 14, 36, and 99 Waterfront Streetcar Line, and y bus that stops t the Chinatown-International District Bus Tunnel Station, as well as Link Light Rail. See Metro's Trip Planner to map out your transit options.

By Car:

-Coming from North of I-5: Take exit 165A toward James St. Once you get off the highway, merge right onto 6th Ave. and follow the road. You will enter the heart of the district after passing Jackson Street.

-Coming from South of I-5: Take exit 164A toward James ST./ Madison St. / Dearborn St. Follow signs for Dearborn St. and then turn left at S. Dearborn St. Turn right at 6th Avenue S. and you will enter the heart of the district.