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Art in a time of crisis: Superfluous or Indispensable?

March 13 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Saturday, March 13 | 10:00am – 1:00pm ET
Online event


“In the midst of what is going on now, it is hard, when you sit down at a desk, to feel confident that morning after morning spent fiddling with words and rhythms is a justified activity.”
– T.S. Eliot, reflecting on the relevance of poetry in the early years of World War II

In a year of global crises—the pandemic, economic hardship, climate emergency, injustice and upheaval—some may ask, with Eliot: What good are the arts in times of crisis? Are we merely rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic?

Join our conversation with Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, author and Research Fellow in Theological Aesthetics at King’s College, London, for a closer look at the enduring questions:

-What good are the arts?

-How do the arts contribute to the common good and human flourishing?

-How do they provide us with a better understanding of what it means to be human?

Saturday, March 13 | 10:00am – 1:00pm ET
Online event

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Speaker Bio: 

Originally from the Netherlands, Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin studied philosophy, art history and musicology in Amsterdam before moving to live and work in the UK. Between 1999 and 2007 she taught philosophical aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto during which time she was also an adjunct faculty member of the Toronto School of Theology. She served as President of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics from 2005 until 2007 and subsequently as their Canadian delegate on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Aesthetics.



March 13
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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