Critical Conversations

Oceans & the Depths We Dive

Laura Trethewey

Critical Conversations

Oceans & the Depths We Dive

Laura Trethewey

6:00pm

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Studio Theatre

60 mins

TIFA’s most provocative conversation series returns. Critical Conversations brings together authors and industry experts in candid conversation to examine the facets of culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read. Our relationship to the oceans has come into stark focus in recent months with the Titan submersible disaster. It highlighted humanity’s elemental desire to discover and know, alongside our disastrous folly to heed the dangers in pursuit of those desires. In this age of information abundance, why do we still know so little about our seas and oceans, seven-tenths of the planet’s surface? How can the race to the bottom not become a modern day battle for the treasure of the mineral-rich seabeds? Our panel is led by award-winning television producer, writer and director Christine Nielsen and Laura Trethewey, whose new book The Deepest Map charts the decades-long failure and the high stakes we now face.

Sponsored by Baillie Gifford.

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This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation
Panel Discussion

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

TIFA’s most provocative conversation series returns. Critical Conversations brings together authors and industry experts in candid conversation to examine the facets of culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read. Our relationship to the oceans has come into stark focus in recent months with the Titan submersible disaster. It highlighted humanity’s elemental desire to discover and know, alongside our disastrous folly to heed the dangers in pursuit of those desires. In this age of information abundance, why do we still know so little about our seas and oceans, seven-tenths of the planet’s surface? How can the race to the bottom not become a modern day battle for the treasure of the mineral-rich seabeds? Our panel is led by award-winning television producer, writer and director Christine Nielsen and Laura Trethewey, whose new book The Deepest Map charts the decades-long failure and the high stakes we now face.

Sponsored by Baillie Gifford.

Baillie Gifford Actual Investors Logo

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation
Panel Discussion

Featured Authors

Laura Trethewey is an author and ocean journalist whose writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic and the Walrus. Her first book, The Imperilled Ocean, was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Selection. In The Deepest Map, she continues to explore the mysteries of the oceans and their watery depths.

Read more about Laura Trethewey

6:00pm

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Studio Theatre

60 mins

How to attend

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

What to read

The Deepest Map: The High-Stakes Race to Chart the World’s Oceans by ,
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