Biiah 2015 (Ecoherence Group)
21 Nov 2015
9am - 6pm
New York University Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi, 129188
United Arab Emirates
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Under the theme of “Youth inspiring youth for environmental action”, Biiah is an event that brings together environmentally oriented youth from across the Emirates to discuss humanity’s greatest challenge through academic lectures, panels, workshops and artistic performances.
Biiah 2015 is a one-day event that attempts to re-shape how we address the climate change movement. By tackling its central philosophies and questions through the lens of humanities, arts and sciences, the day hopes to question how human beings relate to climate change, and climate change action. The participants will include environmentally engaged individuals from other schools and universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as experts from different academic disciplines.
Biiah 2015 breaks away from a traditional conference structure by offering participants a chance to learn from each other through panels, workshops, readings, art exhibits and interactive simulations.
Notable events include a panel led by prominent youth activist Kehkashan Basu, a workshop by former member of the Greek Parliament, Sophia Kalantzakos, a play reading by director and playwright Abhishek Majumdar, and discussions with the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi. The day will culminate with a reading of short plays in collaboration with Climate Change Theater Action, a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and encourage discussion around, climate change. Playwrights include Chantal Bilodeau, Amahl Khouri, Neil LaBute and Arthur Kopit.
NYU Abu Dhabi
Ecoherence Student Interest Group
Climate Change Theater Action (Chantal Bilodeau & Caridad Svich)