In his talk Dr. Alsaden will share some of his ongoing research about the detrimental impact of warfare on the environment. Focusing on wars that rage in the Arab world, and specifically Iraq, he raises questions about what the region has to say about the environment today—and how contemporary artists have addressed these grave issues. He brings together works by several international artists in dialogue with each other, in order to capture the far-reaching consequences and multifaceted nature of conflict, as well as its often imperceptible but devastating impact on human lives and the landscapes we collectively inhabit.
Please register online at the Webex link - https://uwaterloo.webex.com/uwaterloo/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea8354ab9567bc9086fcf6d17009c3af6. For more information on the lecture please send your questions to Bojana Videkanic or Sharon Dahmer.