ML Students Shine in Climate Action Photography & Art Contest

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Modern Languages was well-represented in the Climate Action Photography & Art Contest organized by the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC) in partnership with the German Consulate General in Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Education as part of the second-annual Global Climate Action Symposium, Oct 6-8.

In the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, the top three winners were all students of the School of Modern Languages. Please see below for details on their submissions.


1st Place: Patricia Graffunder

Description: "This painting illustrates that while the practically unregulated mega-corporations in our capitalistic system contribute more to climate change in a single day that an average person could in a lifetime, we are nevertheless forced to partake in it and contribute to the swift destruction of our only habitat."


2nd Place: Kristina Hilko

Description: "The embroidery represents how fragile the current environment is. Like sand in an hourglass, the current state of the environment is slipping away from us. If we are not careful, the world will end up being a wasteland of pollution and filth."


3rd Place: Lydia Fletcher

Description: "Here are cliff dwelling ruins at Mesa Verde - the dwellings serve as a reminder that caring for the environment and utilizing its resources are not mutually exclusive. Our goal should be rather to co-exist with our environment."


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