Environment refers to the circumstances, surroundings, or conditions in which we exist—natural, built, or social. The natural environment—specifically the interactions between all living species, both flora and fauna; the climate; and earthly resources—is unquestionably essential to the health and longevity of human beings. Our well-being depends on the strength and vigor of all existing physical, chemical, and biotic elements, for which we are ultimately responsible.
Explore collection stories—texts, videos, and creative responses from faculty, students, artists, scholars, and curators to works in the Tang collection.
In Visiting Assistant Professor of English Maude Emerson’s “EN105: Imagining Earth in the 21st Century,” students took an interdisciplinary look at the Anthropocene, which included examining and discussing photographs in the Tang collection.
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Writing assignments throughout the semester explored the implications of environmental change. Students were encouraged to connect ideas about humans and nature and to imagine practical approaches to environmental problems that pose an escalating challenge. The class discussion around artwork from the Tang collection highlighted concepts related to this environmental discourse.
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