There are at least three research networks looking at environmental and cultural issues currently meeting in programmes of workshops.
CORE, the research network on Creative Research and the Environment, was launched last week in the Art Space Nature rooms at Edinburgh College of Art. This network spans fine art and landscape architecture and is linked with a larger research project on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Post on launch.
Reflecting on Environmental Change through Site Based Performance held its second meeting in Glasgow a couple of weeks ago. Post of notes from that meeting.
Values of Environmental Writing Research Network takes its cue from Robert Macfarlane’s 2009 comment, “Many of the new activists are young, and a significant number are recent graduates, emerging from universities across Britain and moving immediately into environmental action. It would be fascinating to know what literary works have shaped the message and medium of their politics…”
I’ve just done a research paper on ‘networking the arts to save the earth’, available for a free download here http://ecoartnotebook.com/?page_id=1511.
Many thanks for your posts from Scotland
Cathy Fitzgerald (a Kiwi in rural Ireland)