Mark Goldthorpe

Mark Goldthorpe
is a ClimateCultures Author

“I set up and curate ClimateCultures as an online space for creative conversations between artists, researchers and curators.

I am an independent researcher, project manager and facilitator on environmental and climate change issues. Since completing an MA Climate Change at Exeter University in 2011, my focus is on exploring supporting and delivering cultural and creative responses to environmental and climate change. In this role, I have worked with the National Trust, universities and climate change partnerships and with the charity TippingPoint. I organised TippingPoint creative summits for artists and researchers and helped devise commissions for new creative work such as the Weatherfronts anthology of fiction, non-fiction and poetry on climate change. Before going freelance, I worked on various environmental and climate change topics with Southampton Environment Centre, Climate South East, Exeter University and the UK Climate Impacts Programme.”

Mark’s ClimateCultures Posts:

What Use is Grief to a Horse?

“One great thing about being in the adjustment business: you're never short of customers.” The world keeps sending psychiatrist Martin ...
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ClimateCultures interview

Manchester Climate Monthly - or MCFly - "exists to inform and inspire and connect people in (Greater) Manchester who are taking or who want to ...
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The Words That Make Our Stories…

In my introductory review (which you can read here), I described Anticipatory history as a “very partial glossary”, both in the ...
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Anticipatory History

This 2011 book grew from the experiences of the Anticipatory History Research Network, a one year project within AHRC's Landscape ...
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The Stories We Live By

The Stories We Live By is a free online course in ecolinguistics, created by Arran Stibbe at the University of ...
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Taking the World for a Walk

"We will see how one thing jumps out of another thing, the second thing completely different from the first thing ...
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The Art of Noise

In her BBC Reith Lectures for Radio 4, Hilary Mantel said “my concern as a writer is with memory, personal and ...
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A People of the Fall

In his 1955 classic, The Inheritors, William Golding famously reimagined the lost world of the Neanderthals at the moment when ...
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A Questionable Shore

In every direction, washed greens, browns and orange-browns stretch into the distance, flattened beneath skies of grey becoming blue. The ...
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Bringing Our Monsters Back Home

"The dragon tipped up his great tusked head, stretched his neck, sighed fire. 'Ah, Grendel!' he said. He seemed at ...
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On Night in the Daytime

Saturday 25th March – almost on the Spring Equinox – was the perfect day to be in Reading for the ...
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A Personal History of the Anthropocene – Three Objects #1

"The Anthropocene - the suggested Age of Human that our species has initiated - has a complex past, present and ...
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Interstice # 1: An Excursion Between Culturing and Climate Change

(On interstices... See Interstices of Things Ajar) When metaphors take flight When I reread Mike Hulme's article Why We Disagree ...
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The Interstices of Things Ajar…

Interstice The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines interstice as "a space that intervenes between things, especially between closely spaced things; a gap or break ...
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Culturing Climate Change – Part 1: A Wicked Problem to Have

The serpent that eats itself Climate change could almost define 'Wicked Problems'. Unlike ordinary, 'tame' problems, these have multiple causes, ...
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Welcome to ClimateCultures

A space for artists, researchers and curators ClimateCultures is where we connect to explore cultural responses to environmental and climate ...
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