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Amitav Ghosh on 'The Great Derangement'

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SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 W Hastings St

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

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Amitav Ghosh on 'The Great Derangement'


A Special SFU Vancouver 30th Anniversary Speaker Series presentation, in collaboration with Indian Summer Festival 2019


“On very rare occasions, a writer marshals such searing insight and storytelling skill that even a well-trodden subject is blown wide open. New connections are made, new futures appear. Ghosh is that kind of writer.” – Naomi Klein


EVENT PRESENTING PARTNER: SFU Vancouver, SFU Public Square, SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement


Are we deranged? Acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so, given our imaginative failure in the face of global warming. In this special presentation, Ghosh charts the complicity of fiction in shaping the priorities and consumer choices of the world we have created. When our descendants look back at this moment from a “substantially altered world”, he predicts, they will conclude that ours was a time when most forms of art and literature prevented people from recognizing the realities of their plight. They will think of our current moment on earth as the “time of the Great Derangement”.

Through Ghosh’s formidable body of work, he has unearthed the stories of ordinary people from the debris of empires. Here Ghosh argues against seeing the climate crisis in terms of the questions it poses to the individual conscience, because the response it demands cannot be left to the individual conscience. Here is a great writer’s eloquent summons to confront the most urgent task of our time.


Full venue description and accessibility information: SFU Woodwards Venue Information


Schedule:

7:00 pm – Box office & Doors open

8:00 pm- Event Starts


With event support from: SFU Library, SFU Woodwards & Hari Sharma Foundations


Indian Summer Festival is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of:



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Seating is first-come first-served.


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While there may be some tickets available at the door, we recommend buying in advance as many events do sell out. The box office will open at 7:00pm the day-of the event. Tickets will be at the door while supplies last, available for purchase by cash or credit card.


Will I be allowed in if I arrive late?

Latecomers will be permitted entry and seated by an usher at designated pauses in the show.


What is the accessibility of this event?

For Radical Access Mapping Project’s Full accessibility audit of the SFU Woodwards Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema see here

Mobility Access: SFU Woodwards is wheelchair and scooter accessible, including washrooms, ramps and elevators, and wide entrances and exits. There are two entrances: the Hastings Street entrance is at street level, and the Cordova Street entrance has a flight of stairs with a long ramp. There are elevators in the building and wheelchair designated seating in all rooms.

Parking: There is no designated parking, only street and parkade parking around the neighbourhood.

Transit: Plan your trip. Address: 149 W Hastings St Vancouver

Bathrooms: There are a mix of single stalled and multi-stalled gender neutral bathrooms, each with clear signage. All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.

Priority seating and early entry is available for this event for people with invisible disability, low vision, or chronic pain. We can arrange this onsite, or contact us to plan in advance.

Be scent-sensitive: Many people are allergic to scented products. Please help us keep our events accessible for everyone by refraining from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, and other scented products while attending all Indian Summer Festival events.

If you have any access requests or concerns regarding this information please email engage@indiansummerfest.ca.


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Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

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