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:

Unpacking Deep Time in Our Living Present

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reviews the Deep Time Walk field kit's latest addition -- an attractive and engaging set of ...
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Rising — endsickness and adaptive thinking

Mark Goldthorpe reviews Elizabeth Rush's Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore: a contemplation of transience, connection and the possibilities ...
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Earthrise

For Gifts of Sound & Vision, Mark Goldthorpe chooses Earthrise -- a film about a moment a half-century ago that transformed ...
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The Mirrored Ones

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reviews Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene. This book's objects offer a mirror test ...
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Waiting for the Gift of Sound and Vision

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe launches a series exploring film and audio that open a space to reflect on change -- choosing ...
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Energetic – Exploring the past, present and future of energy

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reviews Energetic: Exploring the past, present and future of energy, a book that weaves together different strands ...
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The Gift of Stories

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reviews Jim Crace's imaginative 1988 novel, The Gift of Stones. Set on the cusp of change at ...
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Adorning Our New Biosphere

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe explores the call for a creative symposium on 'how to love the postcarbon world', our new ...
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The Colour of Flamboyant Flowers

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reviews Wide Sargasso Sea, the classic novel by Jean Rhys: her prequel to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane ...
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In the Path of Its Beam

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reviews Annie Dillard's 1974 wonder-filled book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A classic, it nonetheless resists easy ...
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Signals from the Edge #1: Pale.Blue

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe sets a new challenge: create small expressions of the more-than-human in the form of a signal ...
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Stalking the Impossible

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reviews Geoffrey Household's outstanding 1939 thriller, Rogue Male: a brilliant piece of landscape writing and a ...
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What Use is Grief to a Horse?

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe reviews Peter Shaffer's 1973 play, Equus, which explores incomprehensible violence against animals as an indictment of ...
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The Words That Make Our Stories…

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe returns to Anticipatory history, looking at four entries in that book and at other illustrations of ...
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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 discourses -- texts, dialogues, advertising, ...
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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 -- a "space that intervenes between things, especially between closely spaced things; a gap or break ...
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Culturing Climate Change

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