Professor Ying Kit Chan presents GeoEthics art projects at the 2021 European Geosciences Union (EGU21)
Professor Ying Kit Chan presented his GeoEthics artworks at the 2021 European Geosciences Union on April 26, 2021. Inspired by the intrinsic values of the Earth and marveled by the beauty and vastness of the Universe illustrated by the blue marble (1972) and the pale blue dot (1990), Professor Chan has developed a geoethics worldview for his art practice. We are currently facing severe environmental crises such as global warming, air and ocean pollution, plastic and hazardous waste, animal extinction, and the spread of viruses in pandemics. Professor Chan conveys his philosophical outlook through his art projects which advocate for preservation of the earth. He also cautions that the impacts from environmental problems to countries, regions, communities, and individuals are not felt equally. Therefore, geoethics must align its position with environmental justice, and incorporate the positions of ecofeminism, social ecology and other social justice perspectives. For more information about Professor Chan's talk at EGU21, please download the presentation file (PDF): GeoEthics: Recent Art Projects by Ying Kit Chan.