Reblog: Global Environment Policy as political theatre #COP26

Reposting from Artists & Climate Change, Kyoto Forever? UN Climate Conferences as Political Theatre is a valuable exploration of the ways in which theatre can open up and imagine global environment policy-making, particularly as enacted in UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conventions of the Parties (UNFCCC COPs, particularly with COP26 coming to Glasgow in... Continue Reading →

Newton Harrison: 3 recent videos including ‘Apologia Mediterranean’

Three recent video works by Newton Harrison - an apology to the Mediterranean Sea, a call to Scotland to become the first industrialised country to give back more than it takes out, and an installation to assist biodiversity to adapt in Northern California. https://youtu.be/ve-zt2IMQwU Meditation on the Mediterranean. Included in the Collateral events of the... Continue Reading →

‘We Have More Agency Than We Realize’: Curator Lucia Pietroiusti on How the Art World Can Tackle Climate Change

Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of General Ecology at The Serpentine in London, says, "The more I spend time with the practice of ecological thinking, the more I realize that one solution or a one-toned approach is just not the answer. I am driven by the fact that it is becoming quite clear now that we are... Continue Reading →

UNFIX Pt. 2: How to report?

https://vimeo.com/333637068 For this 7th iteration of  UNFIX festival, embedded artist Christiana Bissett performed a series of measurements  throughout the weekend. Reflecting on the meta and micro measurements found throughout the festival, she reports on her findings. Haraway, Donna J. 2016. Staying With the Trouble. Duke University Press. Latour, Bruno. 2018. Down to Earth, Politics in... Continue Reading →

Reblog: Making Climate Change Sexy: A Journey

Coming to you from Artists and Climate Change, the story of a book and some advice on audiences... It’s a book for people who love the planet... and a good steak. People who care about coral reefs so much... they want to fly there. There's no judgement, just acknowledgement that it's a hard position to... Continue Reading →

Valuing Nature: what do artists contribute?

Artists have been valuing nature probably since we first marked the wall of a cave or whistled like a bird – artists have always rendered nature visible. Artists valuing nature have explored human ‘value’ (Monet’s Haystacks and Turner’s Rain, Steam and Speed both render human use of nature visible), but they have also articulated human... Continue Reading →

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