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 →

Reblog: Global Environment Policy as political theatre #COP26

Reposting from Artists & Climate Change, Kyoto Forever? UN Climate Conferences as Political Theatre is a valuable exploration of the ways in which theatre can open up and imagine global environment policy-making, particularly as enacted in UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conventions of the Parties (UNFCCC COPs, particularly with COP26 coming to Glasgow in... Continue Reading →

Newton Harrison: 3 recent videos including ‘Apologia Mediterranean’

Three recent video works by Newton Harrison - an apology to the Mediterranean Sea, a call to Scotland to become the first industrialised country to give back more than it takes out, and an installation to assist biodiversity to adapt in Northern California. https://youtu.be/ve-zt2IMQwU Meditation on the Mediterranean. Included in the Collateral events of the... 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 →

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 →

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