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Scott Knowles

Governance of Risk in a Heating Planet

“Slow disasters” are events whose damage and disruption results from factors developed over a long time, such as climate change, environmental degradation, desertification or wildfires caused by engineered planning of spaces and government policies. Scott Knowles will address the topic of risk, governance, vulnerability and resilience in relation to slow disasters and will reflect on how the Anthropocene — with their specific socio-cultural, spatial, temporal, and environmental topologies — can help us conceptualize and perceive tools for tackling this subject.

Professor and historian of modern cities, technology and public policy, with a particular focus on risk and disaster, Knowles is also research fellow of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Author of The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America and co-author of a volume on the Fukushima disasters. With Amy Slaton and Tiago Saraiva, he hosted the Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia at Drexel University (2017).

07 JAN 2020
TUE 18:30

Main Auditorium
Free entry*
Duration 90 min

*Subject to availability. Tickets available on the day from 18:00 at the ticket-office

In english

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

ACT Art Climate Transition

part of the program

Lisboa Capital Verde Europeia




CIUHCT Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia




FCT Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 

FCT NOVA Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Unive. NOVA de Lisboa 

FC-UL Faculdade de Ciências Univ. de Lisboa

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