What it "means to be human" has long depended on forests and trees. In this lecture, the UC Berkeley-based art historian Gregory Levine makes this out-sized statement as an art historian interested in Buddhist visual culture. To which he adds that our arboreal-human relationship will remain essential as the livable earth and environmental health and justice are devastated by increasingly extreme climate events and feedback loops. Given this catastrophe, what's an art historian, indeed all of us, to do?
Watch | Harry Camp Memorial Lecture with Gregory Levine
A Tree and a Buddha: Imagining an Arboreal Humanities
Dec 1, 2022