Climate Working Group

The Climate Working Group (CWG) is a creative assembly of researchers, scholars, artists, activists, and organizations working to address our climate crisis while bridging the sciences, arts, humanities, and policy. The CWG works on collaborative short-term and long-term projects for public audiences, and serves as a network for resource sharing,  feedback, and opportunities to engage across disciplines.

The Climate Working Group is a proud partner of the Cities, Cultures, and Climate Change Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge.


Akin ‘AK’ Adams, Director XXICR LLC Consulting, Musician (BYZAR), Producer, Engineer & Audio Designer

Emily Anderson, The Illuminator artist collective

Cleo Barnett, Curator, Artist, Program Director of Amplifier, NYU Alumni

Amy Brady, Senior Editor, Chicago Review of Books / Deputy Publisher, Guernica magazine

Rachel Brown, The Illuminator artist collective

Alexandra Chang, Curator or Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University

Jeffrey Cohen, Professor of English, George Washington University / Director, GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute

Stephan Crawford, Founder and Executive Producer, The Climate Music Project

Ashley Dawson, Professor, English, CUNY Graduate Center

Michael Dorsey, Senior Program Officer for Sustainability, US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Kevin Fellezs, Pacific Climate Circuits Group/Music/Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University

Elizabeth Ferris, ISIM Research Professor, Georgetown University / Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, International Humanitarian Response

Laurie Goldman, Director of Public Engagement, The Climate Music Project

Karenna Gore, Director, Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

Joel Green, AURA Scientist / Office of Public Outreach, Space Telescope Science Institute

Max Gruenig, President, Ecologic Institute US

Justin Brice Guariglia, Artist

Karen Holmberg, Institute for Public Knowledge / Climate Change, Cultures, and Cities, New York University

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, poet and spoken word artist

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Founder and President, Ocean Collectiv

David Kanter, Environmental Studies Program, New York University

Noel Kassewitz, Art Director, DuPont Underground

Michél Legendre, Action League Organizer, Climate Campaign, Corporate Accountability International

Jonathan Lo, Designer, Public Assembly

Thomas Looser, Associate Professor / Director of Graduate Studies Program, Department of East Asian Studies, New York University

Miranda Massie, Director, The Climate Museum

Sonali McDermid, Environmental Studies Program, New York University

Nathaniel Meyer, Associate Director, Climate Campaign, Corporate Accountability International

DJ Spooky aka Paul D. Miller, Composer, Multi-media artist, Editor, Author

Stephen Mills, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Climate Reality Project

Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor, Visual Cultures, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Jacqueline Patterson, Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Anne Rademacher, Associate Professor, Departments of Social and Cultural Analysis, Anthropology and Environmental Studies, New York University

Favianna Rodriguez, Interdisciplinary Artist, Executive Director of CultureStrike, Interim Director of Citizen Engagement Lab

Chris Rogy, The Illuminator artist collective

David Ross, Managing Director, DuPont Underground

Gavin Schmidt, Director, Goddard Institute of Space Studies/NASA

Ben Schreiber, Senior Political Strategist, Friends of the Earth U.S

Fran Schulberg, Executive Producer, The Climate Music Project

Melanie Taylor, Director of Exhibition Design, Guggenheim

Kaio Thompson, Ordained Minister from Samoa / MDiv Student at Union Theological Seminar, The Center for Earth Ethics

Mary Ting, artist / Studio Art Department and Sustainability and the Environmental Justice Program, CUNY John Jay College

Jerome Whitington, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, New York University

Stephen Wilkes, Photographer

Katrina Wyman, Director, Environmental and Energy Law program, New York University Law

Felicia Young, Founder and Executive Director of Earth Celebrations


Past programs

Science & Climate Change: A Series of Events in Celebration of the Marches on April 20-29, 2017