Location: Café 58, Irvine Auditorium
Penn Arts & Sciences’ long-running Knowledge by the Slice lunchtime series offers educational talks led by our insightful faculty experts. Did we mention there’s pizza? So come for the discussion and have a slice on us. To watch past Knowledge by the Slice lectures, please click here.
Join us for a special Earth Edition of Knowledge by the Slice, featuring Simon Richter.
Simon Richter is Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and member of the Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature, Perry World House faculty fellow and faculty fellow of the Penn Institute of Urban Research, faculty advisory board member of the Water Center at Penn and affiliated with the Programs in Cinema Studies, Environmental Humanities, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Courses he has recently taught include: Water Worlds: Cultural Responses to Sea Level Rise and Catastrophic Flooding; Forest Worlds: Mapping the Arboreal Imaginary; Writing in Dark Times; Erinnerungsorte/Places of Memory; and Floating/Sinking: Phenomenologies of Coastal Urban Resilience. From 2014-2019, Richter directed a hybrid online/study abroad course called Comparative Cultures of Sustainability in Germany and the Netherlands, which involved an intensive study visit to Berlin and Rotterdam.
Click here for a short video about the program, read an article about the program in Omnia, or read about a visit to a floating farm in Rotterdam.