[Virtual] Scholars@Hallwalls: John Fiege, “Speaking of the Environment: The Ecosphere Podcast”
April 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fiege is developing a podcast, called Ecosphere, that explores key questions at the heart of our ecological predicament: what is our physical and spiritual relationship to the rest of nature and how can we protect life on Earth? The podcast features long-form, intimate conversations with environmental thinkers, writers, artists, activists, scientists, and spiritual leaders across the planet. Positioned at a university, the project seeks to strengthen the institution of higher education as a broadly inclusive, accessible center for knowledge creation, community building, and public conversation on essential issues facing society.
About John Fiege, Assistant Professor, Media Study
John is a filmmaker and photographer whose work explores our relationships with one another and the environment. His award-winning films have played at SXSW, MoMA, Hot Docs, Cannes, and many other festivals and venues around the world, receiving distribution on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Sundance Now, and other platforms. He has received numerous fellowships, grants, and residencies, including from The Redford Center, Doc Society, University at Buffalo’s Humanities Institute, Austin Film Society, Propel Capital, Houston Endowment, Carleton College, Princess Grace Foundation, The University of Texas, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Kodak, and Smithsonian Institution.