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In the context of COP26 where global actors have collectively considered how to address the effects of climate change, this collaborative forum explores the complementary lessons in art, diplomacy and international relations.

Given the challenges posed by climate change, Dr Lola Frost, Visiting Fellow in the Department of War Studies, explores how the life-force ethics of contemporary art practices, including her own, mediate repressive cultural norms, bridge cultural divides between the west and China and engage with the life-force of the material world.

Professor Astrid Nordin, Lau Chair of Chinese International Relations at the Lau China Institute will consider the value of traditional Chinese yin-yang relationality and its diplomatic potential for fostering international cooperation on climate change.

Angela YT Chan’s research-based art raises questions on the inequities exacerbated by climate change. By critiquing public framings to archiving communal conversations, Angela works on resource scarcity, conflict and colonial histories of climate change. The diplomatic dynamics of mutual recognition under consideration here might help us to think differently about the environment in an ever more politically and culturally interconnected world.

This event is being held by the Lau China Institute at King's College London as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.

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Professor Astrid Nordin

Lau Chair of Chinese International Relations


Research Fellow

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