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 →

Reviewer needed: Earth Writings

Robin Wall Kimmerer helps us to understand how humans can be important parts of living systems in our interactions with other living things (Braiding Sweetgrass). Gary Snyder discusses 'reinhabitants'. Barry Lopez identifies three qualities that are for him critical in indigenous peoples' ways of living. ...three qualities - paying intimate attention; a storied relationship to... 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 →

#arts4treescapes

The NERC led Treescapes Programme specifically articulates a requirement for Arts & Humanities involvement. The Programme Ambassadors are using #treescapes and we'd encourage practice-led researchers in the arts, curating and producing to use #arts4treescapes to discuss the programme and to highlight relevant practices and projects. For example, as a 'starter for 6', the following are... Continue Reading →

Opportunity PhD studentship: Assessing arts-based interventions for sustainable practice

Deadline: 3 July Assessing arts-based interventions for sustainable practice will observe a range of creative interventions, critically reflect upon them as both artistic creations and mechanisms for change within an Energy and Environmental Humanities framework, and develop a portable qualitative framework for the design and assessment of arts-based interventions. Creative Carbon Scotland Find a PhD... 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 →

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