Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement

This is an excellent discussion using Amitav Ghosh's 2016 book The Great Derangement. He explores the role of arts and culture with and around the environmental crisis, its entanglements and forms, from an Asian perspective as well as a European one, problematising the dominance of the scientific in the discourse (not questioning science, but questioning... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Discard Studies articles of 2020

It’s time for reminiscing! And what better topic to think back on than a year’s worth of trashy insights? Here are the top ten posts from Discard Studies in 2020 as determined by our readers!Top 10 Discard Studies articles of 2020

Call for Artists, The Nature of Cities Festival

The Nature of Cities' Forum for Radical Imagination on Environmental Cultures (FRIEC) is calling for proposals. "It is our pleasure to invite your submission for artistic contributions at The Nature of Cities Festival, a global virtual gathering of interdisciplinary thinkers and doers working toward greener cities for nature and all people. We will review submissions... Continue Reading →

Reblog: Reports on Climate Change Conferences, 2000-2019

This collection from the Climate Change Policy blog would have been useful when we were writing a Chapter and a Timeline for the new Routledge Companion to Art and the Public Realm. Anne Douglas, Dave Pritchard and I juxtaposed the 50-year ecological practice of the Harrisons (Helen Mayer Harrison 1927-2018) and Newton Harrison (b.1932) with... Continue Reading →

‘From the Ground Up’

COP26 Coalition's free online festival will run from Thursday November 12th to Monday November 16th, providing a space for climate justice movements from across the world to come together, strategise, and build power for systemic change. Register here https://vimeo.com/468346637 Arts and Culture Highlights https://cop26coalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ShortProgram101024_1.jpg From Ceilidhs to Colombian Contemporary Dance, we've got a huge variety... Continue Reading →

Deep Mapping Lough Boora – artists and peatlands

with additional writing by Gill Fremantle Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins have spent the past year visiting the Midlands of Eire undertaking a Deep Mapping of Lough Boora. The thing they were invited to visit is a twenty-year old Sculpture Park looking for a new direction. The resulting publication By Collis and Goto is... Continue Reading →

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