1st Showcase

Climate Stories—Creative Reflections on Climate Change 

On Thursday, December 7, 2017 The Climate Stories Collaborative hosted a showcase of creative works produced by students enrolled in classes across the College of Fine and Applied Arts. This event featured visual and performance pieces expressing climate stories—stories of those who are already affected by and/or taking action to address climate change. A few hundred students, faculty, staff and community members joined us at the college's HOW Space venue downtown to experience these climate stories, which were crafted in a variety of creative media—painting, sculpture, theatrical performance, videography, photography, design, narrative non-fiction and more. We invite you to view photos of showcase works and the event.

Thanks to the College of Fine and Applied Arts for funding and other support as well as to the more than one hundred faculty and students who contributed to the showcase (see program for participants list). 

showcase logo and crowd

Participating Classes

  • ART 2022 Cultivating Creative Expression
  • ART 2029 Art for Social Change
  • ART 3112 Art Exhibitions in Contemporary Culture
  • ART 3302 Idea Lab
  • ART 3602 Information Design
  • COM 3117 Environmental Communication
  • COM 4420 Multimedia Storytelling
  • COM 4610 Specialized Reporting
  • INT 4301 Current Issues in Interior Design
  • PHO 3072 Editorial Photography
  • SD 2400 Principles of Sustainable Development
  • SD 3600 Environmental Humanities
  • SD 3610 Issues in Environmental Sustainability
  • SD 3800 Classics in Sustainable Development
  • SD 4550 Senior Seminar
  • THR 2017 Theatre for Social Change
  • THR 3670 Playwriting
  • TEC Our Global Energy Future
  • TEC Contemporary Green Living
  • TEC 4628 Solar Thermal Energy Technology


For more information, contact Laura England (englandle@appstate.edu), Derek Davidson (davidsonds@appstate.edu), and Jennie Carlisle (carlislejk@appstate.edu)


Download the showcase poster (PDF) (Graphic design credit: Alan Beauvais)

2017 showcase poster