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January 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-6Free
Presentation title: “The Future of Wildness”
Speaker: John Hausdoerffer, Ph.D.
Description: Author Dr. John Hausdoerffer will present on “The Future of Wildness” and read from his new co-edited volume Wildness: Relations of People and Place (U of Chicago Press, 2017). Co-edited with Gavin Van Horn from the Center for Humans and Nature, Wildness features creative nonfiction essays that explore the spectrum of wildness found in wilderness areas, on working landscapes, and in urban communities. The book merges culturally diverse voices to delve into the evolution of “wildness,” including Hausdoerffer and Van Horn, as well as Gary Snyder, Vandana Shiva, Wes Jackson, Mistinguette Smith, Curt Meine, Julianne Warren, Robert Michael Pyle, Robin Kimmerer, Aaron Abeyta, Winona LaDuke, and Roderick Frazier Nash. Hausdoerffer’s talk will also feature clips from his new documentary series “Wildness” that accompanies the book.
About Naturalist Nights: The Naturalist Nights speaker series features regional experts who explore topics such as environmental policy, scientific research, natural history, and more. Naturalist Nights is presented in partnership by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Wilderness Workshop, and Roaring Fork Audubon. Tea, donated by Two Leaves and a Bud, and Paradise Bakery cookies will be offered during lecture.