Bridget McKenzie

Bridget McKenzie

An independent researcher and creative curator, founding Climate Museum UK as an emerging mobile kit of 'loose parts' that creatively stirs responses to the climate emergency.

Bridget is an independent researcher, consultant and creative curator as founding director of Flow Associates and, more recently, of Climate Museum UK.

With Flow, she supports a range of cultural and science organisations to engage with their publics, through evaluation, audience research and facilitating change. Clients include Invisible Dust, the Happy Museum Project, the National Maritime Museum and the Science Gallery London. She founded Flow in 2006, after 14 years' managing cultural learning programmes, including being Education Officer for Tate and Head of Learning at the British Library. She is a trustee for ONCA Gallery and an advisor for Culture Unstained.

For the past 12 years she has been increasingly involved in creative ecology, including active involvement in the Dark Mountain project, running a project about art and trees called Beuysterous, running local green arts festivals, and turning up to as many networks and conferences as possible about arts, heritage and environment. Two years ago, she started a campaign called Everyday Ecocide, calling out incidents of eco-blindness and climate denial in the media and wider culture.

Having attended a Julie's Bicycle Creative Climate Leader course, she decided to found a Climate Museum for the UK. This is an emerging mobile museum creatively stirring responses to the climate emergency. It aims to support organisations to explore climate change (and related issues) in ways that help their communities to learn, create and take positive action. In turn workers will be more able to continue engaging with climate change in ways that are relevant to their purpose and place. The pop-up museum is a kit of 'loose parts' that can be installed differently to suit each site or audience, and the installation process is participatory.

Bridget is one of our members featuring their work as part of the ClimateCultures Quarantine Connection series. We shared her collage, Extraction and the Pandemic, on Day 13 of the 40-day series.