On the Anthropocene with Dr. Z
Wednesday, July 29 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Climate scientist Dr. Lori Ziolkowski — Dr. Z, as her students call her — explores the Anthropocene, the current geologic time period in which humans are the dominant influence on climate and the environment, and how it relates to the fascinating art in the exhibition Design by Time. How might we best manage these interacting systems of people and nature to ensure a sustainable future? Ziolkowski will be present in the chat to answer any questions. Free.
An associate professor in the School of the Earth, Ocean and the Environment at the University of South Carolina, Ziolkowski researches climate change in the polar regions and environmental issues closer to home. Her research efforts have included field expeditions in Antarctica as well as several Arctic locations. Dr. Z is dedicated to engaging people in the greater Columbia area on issues such as climate change, passionately sharing her knowledge through teaching science majors and non-majors alike and regularly giving talks in the community. She is currently chair of the City of Columbia’s Climate Protection Action Committee, helping shape the path for our transition to a future of renewable energy.
Sebastian Cox Workshop
Mycelium + Timber, 2017
Mushroom mycelium, willow pulp
Courtesy Sebastian Cox Workshop