Climate Mobility and the Pandemic: Art-Science Lessons for Societal Resilience

12 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2021

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Katharine J. Mach

University of Miami

Xavier Cortada

University of Miami

Nicholas Mignanelli

Yale Law School

Jessica Owley

University of Miami - School of Law

Ian A. Wright

Ian A. Wright

Date Written: April 12, 2021

Abstract

Societies were underprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. This is also the case for climate change. Art may have a greater role to play in advancing societal resilience across these different categories of shocks and risks. In this Intervention, we deploy and evaluate art as a social practice supporting societal responses to sea level rise and its impacts. Our evaluation is focused on the ways in which the open-ended, deliberately unusual juxtaposition of art and science can accelerate fundamental adjustments in responding to complex climate risks such as climate mobility threats, under simultaneous stressors such as COVID-19. Through art, we explore science-society interactions, using Miami as a globally relevant case study. Our critique identifies outcomes of the perhaps radically interdisciplinary approach, including the integration, passion, and dialogue enabled and enriched through art.

Keywords: Climate Migration, COVID-19, Resilience, Climate Mobility, Miami, Social Practice, Art

Suggested Citation

Mach, Katharine J. and Cortada, Xavier and Mignanelli, Nicholas and Owley, Jessica and Wright, Ian, Climate Mobility and the Pandemic: Art-Science Lessons for Societal Resilience (April 12, 2021). World Art (2021), DOI: 10.1080/21500894.2021.1911839, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3870546, University of Miami Business School Research Paper No. 3870546, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3870546 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3870546

Katharine J. Mach

University of Miami ( email )

Coral Gables, FL 33124
United States

Xavier Cortada

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL 33124
United States

Nicholas Mignanelli

Yale Law School ( email )

127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06510
United States

Jessica Owley (Contact Author)

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

Ian Wright

Ian A. Wright ( email )

P.O. Box 248126
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6550
United States

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