Mark Goldthorpe

Mark Goldthorpe
is a ClimateCultures Author

An independent researcher, project and events manager, and writer on environmental and climate change issues - investigating, supporting and delivering cultural and creative responses.

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

I am a freelance 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. I've managed a range of projects and events, working with Architects Declare, 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. With Architects Declare, I work with their steering group to engage and support a growing network of UK architectural practices with their 12-point declaration of our planetary Climate Change Biodiversity Emergency.

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:

Night breathes us in

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, and found three simple, unexpected ways that the ‘outside’ – human, more-than-human, solar – came inside the tent. Read More
Anthropocene object

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 that say something of the past, present and future of the emerging Anthropocene. Here is his personal contribution. Read More

Interstices of Things Ajar

Mark Goldthorpe explores interstices -- a "space that intervenes between things, especially between closely spaced things; a gap or break in something generally continuous" -- and associations with birds that play off his fascination with two mythical ravens. Read More
Ouroboros - wicked problems

Culturing Climate Change

ClimateCultures editor Mark Goldthorpe explores climate change through the lens of 'Wicked Problems' and what 'culture' -- a web of identities and practices that rub up against each other -- means for how we might think about it. Read More