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 →

Creative Sustainability

I don’t know how many people listened to the Moral Maze on Radio 4 on Wednesday evening (10th October)? In the week of the IPCC report saying we have 12 years before we go through the 1.5 degrees of global warming threshold, the programme brought together a debate on the moral implications. The debate was... Continue Reading →

Beverly Naidus: The ZAD Becomes Compost? LONG LIVE THE ZAD!

This post comes from Beverly Naidus, a friend and colleague. Her attention is focused on the ZAD (zone à défendre) after visiting in October. Recent events have made it urgent to relay her experience and why the destruction of this place in France matters. A month ago we drew attention to the Journal of Aesthetics... Continue Reading →

5/9

“Five-nine” doesn’t have quite the cadence as “nine-eleven,” but when we look back on the early 21st century, I believe that May 9, 2013 — the day the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million for the first time in recorded history — may in the future be understood as... Continue Reading →

The ‘Climate Atlas’ and the cost of belief

“Climate change is often described as a 'wicked problem.' One of its wickedest aspects is that it may require us to abandon some of our most treasured ideas about political virtue: for example, 'be the change you want to see.' What we need is instead is to find a way out of the individualising imaginary... Continue Reading →

Presentation: On The Deep Wealth Of This Nation, 9 March

Launch and Live screening: ​Friday 9 March, 7pm Live streamed from California: Newton Harrison of the Harrison Studio and The Center for the Study of the Force Majeure (CFM) sets out a vision for Scotland and for the River Dee. Following on from his lecture in the early autumn, The Barn is delighted to host the... Continue Reading →

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