Join us for a free talk entitled "Elements of a Sustainable and Sustaining Culture". Dr. Turner is an authority on cultural sustainability and will introduce elements of the concept for a general audience. These elements include our relationship with the past, our relationships with one another, our relationships with a sense of place and nature, and our relationship to the future. Participants in an earlier workshop given by Dr. Turner helped create the works on display at the Carnegie Center's current exhibition entitled "Held from Beneath: An Exploration of Cultural Sustainability". Dr. Turner teaches at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. This talk is a YES! Fest event. About cultural sustainability, Dr. Turner writes, “When we grapple with the challenges of sustainability, we need to consider not only the science of our impacts on the environment, but also the beliefs, values, and practices we engage in as participants and creators of a culture... Looking forward, we need cultural innovation and creativity in envisioning and designing livable and environmentally friendly communities. If we look inward, we just might discover that the things we really care about most, the heart of our culture and of our humanity, are simple things, the warmth of friends and family, the beauty of nature and the arts, good chat, healthy nourishing food, and so on, things that we do not have to destroy the planet to acquire."
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