Mark Goldthorpe

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 and events manager, and writer 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 capacity, I’ve managed a number of projects and events, working with the National Trust, universities,  climate change partnerships, the charity TippingPoint, and other freelance creatives.

With TippingPoint, I organised their final four creative summits for artists and researchers and helped to 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.

Some of my recent projects include creating and now editing the website for the Finding Blake project – ‘reimagining William Blake for the 21st century’ – and the website of a community arts project in Cambridgeshire, the Waterlight Project

Mark’s ClimateCultures Posts:

Rising — endsickness and adaptive thinking

My reading of Elizabeth Rush's book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore reveals a contemplation of transience, connection and ...
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Earthrise

For my second personal offering in our new series, Gifts of Sound and Vision, I’ve chosen Earthrise. This is a ...
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The Mirrored Ones

For the latest ClimateCultures review, I look at Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene. It's an important and ...
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Waiting for the Gift of Sound and Vision

I'm kicking off a new series -- and a new section on our website -- to explore Members' responses to ...
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Energetic – Exploring the past, present and future of energy

In June, I visited the Culture and Climate Change exhibition at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Here, I review Energetic: ...
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The Gift of Stories

Each contribution to our series A History of the Anthropocene in 50 Objects brings its author a gift of a book: ...
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Adorning Our New Biosphere

In just a couple of weeks, the call for proposals for art.earth's new creative symposium will close and the programme for ...
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The Colour of Flamboyant Flowers

Whenever a ClimateCultures Member contributes their personal nominations for our series A History of the Anthropocene in 50 Objects, I ...
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In the Path of Its Beam

Annie Dillard's 1974 wonderful -- and wonder-filled -- Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a classic, although one that resists easy ...
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Signals from the Edge #1

Can you bring us a signal from a distant zone? As we approach the start of our second year, ClimateCultures offers ...
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Stalking the Impossible

It's been two month's since Nick Hunt's excellent addition to our series A History of the Anthropocene in 50 Objects ...
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What Use is Grief to a Horse?

Peter Shaffer's 1973 play, Equus, explores incomprehensible violence against animals as an indictment of a society where the human ability ...
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The Words That Make Our Stories…

The second in a series on ideas explored in Anticipatory history, this post looks at four of the entries in ...
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Anticipatory History

Writer Mark Goldthorpe reviews Anticipatory history, a book that explores the possibilities for 'looking back' at histories of environmental change ...
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The Stories We Live By

Writer Mark Goldthorpe explores an online ecolinguistics course, delving into how we structure and receive our various discourses -- texts, ...
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Taking the World for a Walk

Writer Mark Goldthorpe reviews the Deep Time Walk app, taking its blend of geology and biology on a walk into ...
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The Art of Noise

Writer Mark Goldthorpe reviews Climate Symphony Lab. This lively and loud gathering of scientists, musicians, journalists, sound artists and social ...
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A People of the Fall

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reviews William Golding's The Inheritors, an essential reimagining of a key transition for humanity, our place ...
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A Questionable Shore

Writer Mark Goldthorpe reviews Into the Wind, a film excursion following naturalist, radio producer and writer Tim Dee as he ...
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Bringing Our Monsters Back Home

Mark Goldthorpe reviews John Gardner's Grendel, a novel that reimagines the monster of the Old English epic poem Beowulf and ...
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On Night in the Daytime

Writer Mark Goldthorpe joined the gathering for The Night Breathes Us In, part of Reading's year-long Festival of the Dark, ...
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A Personal History of the Anthropocene – Three Objects #1

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe set Members a challenge: share your choice of three objects with personal significance for you and ...
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Interstices of Things Ajar

Mark Goldthorpe explores interstices -- defined as "space that intervenes between things, especially between closely spaced things; a gap or ...
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Culturing Climate Change

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe explores climate change through the lens of 'Wicked Problems' and what 'culture' -- considered as a ...
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