Ecosystems Services and Gaelic Report published

NatureScot recently published a report on the relevance of Gaelic language, place names, literature and song, tradition and folklore to assessing ecosystem services. This is a very significant development in approaching ecosystem service assessment through a cultural lens, understanding that culture is not just tourism and beauty spots, but is the articulation of values, uses... Continue Reading →

Unfix in conversation

ecoartscotland has worked with UNFIX, the DIY festival of performance on several occasions, including in 2019 when we hosted Christiana Bisset's embedded artist project. Chris Fremantle and Anne Douglas also performed at UNFIX 2019, with selected readings from the works of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. With the next iteration of UNFIX planned for... Continue Reading →

David Haley ‘Going beyond Earthly’

. . . plant seeds in the ground compost continues to grow apple falls to earth . . . Editor's introduction: The Barn, Banchory, has always had an environmental dimension, including allotments, a wild garden, biofuel boilers and shares the site with Buchanan’s, a slow food bistro. But as the largest rural multi-arts centre in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Further steps in Ireland to help end ecocide

Talking horses, Bree and Hwin and two children gallop, desperately trying to get to Narnia where humans and nonhuman species are free and seen as equal! Illustration by Mack for A Horse And His Boy, a book in the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. “I wanted to ask a really Big Question – indeed... Continue Reading →

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