Agriculture and aquaculture, but no culture

Newton Harrison, The Deep Wealth of this Nation, Scotland (2018). Detail: one of ten panels.The Scottish Government recently published Climate Ready Scotland: Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme 2019-2024 A Consultation Draft - the consultation is open through 9th April 2019. The focus of this work is on adaptation rather than mitigation. As Ben Twist of... 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 →

Kerry Morrison #art4wetlands …the way I view mosquitoes

Reflecting on being part of the WetlandLife team and how interdisciplinary working has shifted the way I view mosquitos Kerry Morrison 11.07.18 The interdisciplinary nature of WetlandLIFE The openness and inclusiveness Has broadened my understanding And my views Of wetlands Of mosquitos Information exchanged Put out there Into the group Relating to the collective research... Continue Reading →

Tim Acott and Dave Edwards #art4wetlands, a disciplinary dance

As part of the Ramsar Culture Network/ecoartscotland #art4wetlands story Tim Acott (Principal Investigator for WetlandLIFE) and David Edwards (Forest Research) here unpack their thinking behind involving artists in the WetlandLIFE project (part of the Natural Environment Research Council's Valuing Nature Programme). WetlandLIFE is focused on managing mosquitoes and the socio-economic value of wetlands for wellbeing.... 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 →

Sir Peter Scott: the embodiment of art and conservation

As part of the #art4wetlands series the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) have very kindly provided us with the following images and story on their founder, artist and conservationist Sir Peter Scott. Sir Peter epitomises one of the many ways that the power of art can be brought to bear on the challenges of conservation.... Continue Reading →

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