North American

North American Observatory

Each of the North American Observatory projects and activities seeks to integrate the humanities and arts centrally in linked local, regional, and global collaborations with the expanding network of HfE Observatories around the world.
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Building Resilience in the Anthropocene

Shared Mission

The North American Observatory’s shared mission, “Building Resilience in the Anthropocene,” illustrates how the humanities are changing to meet the challenges of the 21st century as they contribute significantly to the development of social, economic, and science policy addressing environmental issues in civil and academic life.

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Arizona State University

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Global Humanities Institutions

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Global Humanities Contributors
Research Projects

The research projects of the North American Observatory, are designed to be replicated, networked and scaled in other communities and at other universities and institutions.

Research Projects

The research projects of the North American Observatory, are designed to be replicated, networked and scaled in other communities and at other universities and institutions.

The research projects of the North American Observatory, are designed to be replicated, networked and scaled in other communities and at other universities and institutions.

North American Observatory Projects

Archive of Hope and Cautionary Tales Project

"The Archive of Hope and Caution" is a collection of stories and videos about frontline communities dealing with environmental justice and sustainability issues.

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Coastal Conservatory Project

The “Coastal Conservatory: Listening for Coastal Futures” is an initiative of the University of Virginia that is integrating the arts and humanities into an investigation of how we might create new ways of experiencing, understanding, and ‘hearing’ the dynamics reshaping coasts.

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Dinner 2040 Project

"Dinner 2040" follows a community collaboration in Maricopa County, Arizona, charting and planning the "future of food” twenty years in the future.

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Environmental Rephotography: Visually Mapping Time, Change and Experience Project

Environmental Rephotography” is exploring how visually mapping time, change and experience through the practice of repeat photography can contribute to deeper understanding of environmental change.

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Life Overlooked Project

"Life Overlooked" maps the relations of humans to other "overlooked" species.

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PLuS Alliance Project

The PLuS (Phoenix-London-Sydney) Alliance project is creating, enabling and deploying innovative research and education linkages across three globally-focused universities to contribute to a sustainable future by collaborating in the areas of sustainability, global health, social justice, technology and innovation.

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Observatory Affiliates

Joni Adamson

Director

Julie Anand

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Joan Baron

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Ron Broglio

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Matthew Burtner

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Nalini Chhetri

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Netra Chhetri

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Maria Cruz-Torres

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Alycia de Mesa

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Giovanna Di Chiro

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Hallie Eakin

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Stephanie Foote

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William Gleason

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Lisa Han

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Willis Jenkins

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Sally Kitch

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Stephanie LeMenager

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Wei Li

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Karen McGlathery

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Joan McGregor

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Mauricio Mejía

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Arina Melkozernova

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Natalie Morris

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David Pellow

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Tracy Perkins

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Beth Roach

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Claudia Sadowski-Smith

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Cate Sandilands

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Michael Simeone

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Christy Spackman

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Julie Sze

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Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

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Charles Travis

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Rebecca Tsosie

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Dr. Kyndra Turner

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Juliann Vitullo

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Kyle Whyte

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