Thu, 13 Jul|
Choosing Words to Save the Planet (Peter Stott and Pierette Thomet)
Using a performative approach, Peter & Pierette share the connections between their work in translation, music, science, art and writing. Tickets are free but you do need to register. Tickets are free but you do need to register.
Time & Location
13 Jul 2023, 19:30 – 20:30
Exeter, 40 Bedford St, Exeter EX1 1GJ, UK
About the event
Using a performative approach, Peter & Pierette share the connections between their work in translation, music, science, art and writing. Tickets are free but you do need to register.
Traditionally, science communication centred on the communication of scientific findings to peers. Today, the global environmental challenge has raised the stakes: the need has never been greater to translate scientific results into information of value for the wider public. The climate crisis means overcoming the language barriers that separate people to deal with this common threat together.
In their event, Pierrette Thomet and Peter Stott will explore the challenges of working together on translating the scientific facts of climate change into language and projects that connect with publics in a variety of ways. Exploring their subject in a performative approach, they share the connections between their work in translation, music, science, art and writing, and the processes that lead to projects including Climate Stories and in the writing of the book Hot Air.
Peter Stott is a Professor in the Mathematics Department of the University of Exeter, a Science Fellow of the Met Office and recipient of the 2018 Climate Science Communication Award of the Royal Meteorological Society. His book Hot Air: The Inside Story of the Battle Against Climate Change was published by Atlantic Books in 2021 and was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature's Christopher Bland Prize and the Royal Society Science Book Prize.
Pierrette Thomet, Dipl ETI (Translation) University of Geneva, and BA Music University of Reading is a freelance artist and musician and recipient of the 2014 Michael Hunt Award of the Royal Meteorological Society as well as the 2015 Outreach and Communication Award of the European Meteorological Society.
Together Pierrette and Peter co-created and co-led the ground-breaking Climate Stories initiative that brought scientists, artists, and members of the public together to break down barriers between disciplines, inspire participants to find new ways to translate scientific findings and produce empowering stories about our experiences of climate change.