Julia Marques

Julia Marques
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Julia Marques
is a ClimateCultures Author

A climate change dramatist and activist in social and cultural aspects of climate change who has worked in the nonprofit sector and combines arts and environmentalism.


I have been a dramatist for many years, studying it and taking part in many theatre productions with roles ranging from actor, director, producer and front of house manager.

I became interested in working in the environmental sector several years ago and studied the social, historical and cultural aspects of climate change at King’s College London in 2016. My research focus was on the space for thought that climate change theatre provides.

Since then, I have managed to combine the arts and environmentalism in several ways. I worked with fellow ClimateCultures member Lola Perrin to help with project management at ClimateKeys — arranging concerts that allow people to have a conversation about climate change. I directed Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children (a play about tough choices in a dystopian future set in flooded north east England) with my local theatre group. I also worked at The Gaia Foundation in London, helping to support projects in Earth Jurisprudence, Seed Sovereignty and Beyond Extractivism.

Most recently, I was part of a team on the Falmouth Launchpad programme, which combines an MSc Entrepreneurship with support to start up your own organisation based on challenges being faced in particular sectors. We worked on a community news platform for journalists and other organisations to have access to curated, verified user-generated content to create more grassroots news stories about the environment and beyond.

Julia’s ClimateCultures Posts: 

Conversations with Work That Connects

Conversations with Work That Connects

Climate change dramatist and activist Julia Marques introduces a series of lively and engaging conversations she has recorded with fellow members. Artists and researchers explore their experiences with wide-ranging topics which inform the creative work that ClimateCultures celebrates. Read More
Directing The Children

Directing The Children

Climate change dramatist Julia Marques looks to her recent experience directing a play about environmental crisis to ask how community and other positive features of amateur dramatics groups might offer us routes into addressing the climate emergency itself. Read More
Keyboard Conversations Across the World

Keyboard Conversations Across the World

Dramatist Julia Marques previews ClimateKeys, a visionary global initiative from fellow ClimateCultures Member Lola Perrin. Julia considers the space it offers for more relaxed, but still urgent, sharing of thought and dialogue on the predicament of our times. Read More
Space for Thought

Space for Thought

Dramatist Julia Marques reflects on her research for an MA in Climate Change: Culture, History, Society, and the role that theatre can play in opening up space for us to take in what climate change means for us.  Read More
It Begins ...

It Begins …

Dramatist Julia Marques introduces her research on the increasing interest in climate change within new drama, using visual discourse analysis to chart how the topics are addressed explicitly or form a backdrop to the world of the performance. Read More

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