September 15, 2016
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Dasheri Auditorium, National Centre for Biological Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bangalore
The way we perceive or relate to nature is central to how we secure a future for nature. To do so in an inclusive and viable way requires a blend of insight across disciplines most so the science/society interface. With this in mind, NCBS sets off this new series: The Future of Nature, exploring ideas and disciplinary intersections on nature and its future.
The first set of lectures (see flyer) in this series focuses on the present, on three kinds of settings: the city, the forest and the sea. Each of these is undergoing significant shifts and changes. Our speakers all look at the present and ask if there are better ways forward embedded in the contemporary. Their insights will provide ample starting point for enriching discussions and on-going dialogues on the way forward.
Speakers for Session 1: Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University; Savyasaachi, Jamia Milia University and V. Geetha, Historian, Chennai.
Curators: Mahesh Rangarajan, Jayshree Ratnam and Ajith Kumar
Host: Aparna U Banerjee, Science and Society, NCBS
Tea and refreshments served at 930 am and 4 pm.
Lunch can be purchased at the NCBS canteen.