Reblog: Reports on Climate Change Conferences, 2000-2019

This collection from the Climate Change Policy blog would have been useful when we were writing a Chapter and a Timeline for the new Routledge Companion to Art and the Public Realm. Anne Douglas, Dave Pritchard and I juxtaposed the 50-year ecological practice of the Harrisons (Helen Mayer Harrison 1927-2018) and Newton Harrison (b.1932) with... Continue Reading →

Shelley Castle asks ‘IS THIS IT? Looking towards COP26’

Throughout our travels to Glasgow and beyond, Lucy Neal, myself and Anne-Marie Culhane witnessed rivers bursting their seams and reclaiming land, causing heartache for communities and farmers, expanding territory for beavers, and washing away crops.  Rising alongside the water is a mounting sense of urgency, and an accompanying feeling of confusion, about how (or even... 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 →

How can Scotland adapt to the #climatecrisis? Exhibition and Talk

Newton Harrison, 2018, On The Deep Wealth of this Nation, Scotland (detail) EXHIBITION (TALK below): NEWTON HARRISON: ON THE DEEP WEALTH OF THIS NATION, SCOTLANDTuesday 12 March - Thursday 28 March @ 12pm - 4pmFree entry - Closed Sundays and Monday Join us at the Barn during Climate Week North East 2019 this March where... Continue Reading →

From Climate Cultures: Paul Michael Henry on UNFIX

UNFIX 2019 Image: Henrik Knudsen © 2019 From Climate Cultures: Paul Michael Henry, artist and artistic director of UNFIX, writes about UNFIX 2019 in Glasgow (29-31 March). "... People keep mis-labelling it ‘Unfixed’ or ‘The Unfix’ but it’s UNFIX: a command form. A verb and activity. A loosening, disburdening, freeing-up. Anti-fatalistic, with the assumption that... Continue Reading →

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 →

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