#arts4cop26 meetup report

How does the Covid-19 pandemic, the lockdown and social distancing challenge artists' thinking about making work addressing the #COP26 UNFCCC Climate Change talks scheduled for Glasgow? More than 70 artists, scientists, curators and organisational leaders met up on Wednesday 29 April 2020 to discuss how the arts can address COP26. In planning before the Covid-19... Continue Reading →

Reblog: The Visual Culture of Earth Day: Gas Masks and Honeybees — Artists & Climate Change

I’ve never been all that moved or inspired by Earth Day, or at least not by the 21st century Earth Days I’ve known. I have experienced April 22nd primarily as a celebration of aestheticized environmentalism and corporate greenwashing, when I’ve noticed it at all. 1,461 more words via The Visual Culture of Earth Day: Gas Masks... Continue Reading →

Coleman and Hodges:  MOON – WATER – DUST,  Residency at the Bamboo Curtain Studio

Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman, artists with a social practice based in rural Dumfries and Galloway, tell us about the residency they undertook at the Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taiwan in September and October 2019. Using food as well as walking as means of exploring, they provide an insight into the political and environmental context. They... Continue Reading →

One Planet, Many Names

In preparation for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day we are sharing this evocative and provocative post from Decolonial Atlas…

The Decolonial Atlas

Planet Earth V1 One Planet, Many Names (opaque text version) by Jordan Engel

Planet Earth V2 One Planet, Many Names (translucent text version) by Jordan Engel

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.” – Arthur C. Clarke

In English, earth means ground, soil, and land, but it also means our world – Planet Earth. From Hebrew to Spanish, to Zulu, to Cree – this dual meaning is common in many, if not most, of the world’s 7,000 languages. In many cultures, it also takes on a more spiritual meaning. Think of the Norse goddess Jörð, the Hindu goddess Bhumi, or the Greek goddess Gaia and her Roman equivalent Terra – all humbly named for dirt. It’s perhaps not surprising when you consider that in the evolution of language, the word for land predates organized religion and planetary science. This planet might be 71% water, but we are a terrestrial species. The…

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The virus speaks pt 2

The virus is driving adaptation and the priorities are quickly becoming apparent. Three pieces published in the past 24 hours provide an insight into the issues. On the one hand Nesta's blog There will be no 'back to normal' which highlights aspects of normal which may be 'gone'. One of the recurring themes is the... Continue Reading →

#arts4cop26 meet up

Date: 29 April, 18.00-20.00 GMT Venue: Online - sign up below How can the arts and artists work with environmental and civil society campaigners to address the multiple dimensions of the climate crisis, particularly in light of the covid-19 pandemic and COP26 postponement? Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, the culture working group of the COP26 Civil... Continue Reading →

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