The Center for Creative Ecologies Reading Group is an interdisciplinary group of academics and graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz interested in engaging with current texts written at the intersection of art, culture, and ecology. The group meets every two or three weeks during the school year. Readings are aligned with current events, publications and exhibits. The aim is to develop useful arts-led interdisciplinary research dialogue to examine and explore how cultural practitioners—filmmakers, new media strategists, photojournalists, architects, writers, activists, and interdisciplinary theorists—critically address and creatively negotiate environmental concerns in the local, regional, and global field. These concerns include anthropogenic climate change and global warming, and relate to factors such as habitat destruction, drought, species extinction, and environmental degradation.

Reading Groups Winter 2017: