National Geographic Speaker Series: Alizé Carrère
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Environmental anthropologist and filmmaker Alizé Carrère will be featured as part of the National Geographic Live touring speaker series in North America. The series showcases the awe-inspiring stories of National Geographic experts, and Carrère will present “Adaptation” at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Centers’ Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, on Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 pm. The event is presented by BroadStage and tickets are available starting at $50.
Carrère’s presentation will delve into the remarkable ways people across the world are adapting to a changing climate. Through her work documenting stories of resilience, perseverance, and innovation, Carrère aims to offer a hopeful look at the challenges posed by environmental change. Her presentation will take the audience on a journey to Vanuatu, Bangladesh, and Ladakh, showcasing innovative techniques used by islanders, farmers, and engineers to combat the effects of climate change.
Carrère is a National Geographic Explorer and Ph.D. candidate researching and documenting human adaptations to environmental change. Her work has received support from National Geographic and has evolved into a broader film and educational project on human resilience. She brings her social science background and extensive field experience to her filmmaking with the goal of elevating the human dimensions of climate change. Carrère received her B.A. and M.Sc. from McGill University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Miami, examining the relationship between architecture, climate change, and ecological urban utopias.
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