Ecoanxiety, a sign of increasing awareness of the severity of the environmental crisis we face, manifests itself in many ways, from anxiety to anger, and can even lead to depression. This resurgent contemporary phenomenon is the focus of this conference.
Nessa Ghassemi-Bakhtiari, a doctoral student in the field of environmental psychology, and Florence K, a multidisciplinary artist renowned for her commitment to mental health issues, will share their vision on eco-anxiety as a catalyst for change, and offer creative ways of transforming these emotions to inspire positive action. A question-and-answer period will allow the audience to discuss with the speakers.
The conference will take place under the SAT’s immersive dome with an audiovisual environment that will immerse the audience in a gentle, inspiring atmosphere, designed by multimedia artist Jules Roze.
At the intersection of creativity, emotional management and contemporary environmental challenges, the conference created by Nessa and Florence opens up new perspectives on the role played by eco-anxiety in mobilizing for the defense of the environment.
The conference will be held in French on Saturday, October 14, and in English on Sunday, October 15.