Scott Wasserman // March 27, 2018

Polar Opposites: Creative Interventions in The Arctic and Antarctica | Poseidon Expeditions

 Gentoo penguins antarctica Poseidon Expeditions-594971-edited.jpgPoseidon Expeditions is pleased to announce its sponsorship of an April 5-6 symposium at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island that will address issues impacting the polar regions.

Polar Opposites: Creative Interventions in the Arctic and Antarctic is under the auspices of The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI). Two days of panel discussions, presentations and exhibitions – all free and open to the public – will be held at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on campus. Advance registration is required.

An exceptional group of innovators and practitioners including artists, scientists, activists, researchers and scholars will address issues impacting the polar regions. Polar Opposites is part of the BAI’s three-year Arts & Environment program addressing a diversity of topics related to natural and man-made issues with a focus on raising awareness of and creatively addressing the impact of climate change. The breadth of the symposium’s topics is designed to highlight collaborative experimentation, scholarship and problem-solving across disciplines.

“We are honored to sponsor this event,” said Nikolay Saveliev, president of Poseidon Expeditions. “A hallmark of our company is its long-term commitment to science and the arts as they relate specifically to the polar world. Frequently among our cruise guests are citizen scientists and international photographers and artists whose works continue to engage the greater public with these frozen environments."

“Like this symposium’s participants and attendees, we share the environmental imperative and responsibility for conservation of the Arctic and Antarctic habitats. A key part of our mission is to help our guests understand the importance of preserving polar regions for future generations,” he said.

We welcome anyone in the southern New England area to considering attending this worthwhile event next week at Brown. In addition to the symposium presenters, Steve Wellmeier, managing director of Poseidon’s North American office – also based in Providence – will be attending, and he looks forward to meeting you! You can register for free here, on the Polar Opposites website.


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