Creative Collaborations

ClimateCultures is bringing together a portfolio of projects that some of our Members have been working on together: a showcase of creative collaborations between artists, curators and researchers exploring responses to ecological and climate change.


Ahimsa, by Stanley Grill

AHIMSA

“Much of my music is composed as a means to encourage others to think about the possibility of world peace.” Stanley Grill‘s four-piece composition expresses the ancient Jain, Hindu and Buddhist concept of ‘ahimsa’ — ‘non-harm’ in our relationship with the rest of the natural world — in his learning not only from great historic … Continue reading “AHIMSA”

Art at Net Zero Festival London

“The transboundary nature of digital art has allowed me to participate in fifteen international art shows during September.” Selva Ozelli has been busy making art shows and interviewing artists, museums and international NGOs to support Net Zero Festival London and its aims to be a catalyst towards a net zero, equitable and resilient future.  “Our … Continue reading “Art at Net Zero Festival London”

Art of Shading the Sun, Photograph, 2021 Evgenia Emets

Art of Shading the Sun

“The project is a reflection on community and landscape and how these interact in space and within time.” Art of Shading the Sun, a poetic film from Evgenia Emets, speaks from the perspective of the land 100 years in the future, of a community and a landscape moving from extractivist practices to more regenerative approaches. … Continue reading “Art of Shading the Sun”

Carbon Choices

“Even where I live in Scotland, I am aware of the changing climate around me.” In Carbon Choices, Neil Kitching moves beyond our frustration with the lack of action to tackle climate change and nature loss over the past 30 years to set out the practical ways that governments, businesses and individuals can change now. … Continue reading “Carbon Choices”

Pyres - image for Julian Bishop's Changeling

Changeling

“I always feel uneasy placing the self at the centre of a piece – the planet doesn’t and shouldn’t care a jot about my own views.” Julian Bishop‘s poem asks how would the climate feel being messed around in this way – drawing on myths of an evil fairy child substituted for a human baby. … Continue reading “Changeling”

Snow: Showing the cover of Fifty Words for Snow by Nancy Campbell

Fifty Words for Snow

“The snow lay in waist-high drifts, and kept falling. I’d gone to Iceland to write about snow, but I found that snow had other ideas…” Nancy Campbell‘s new book, Fifty Words for Snow, reflects on snow’s role in cultures around the world and the importance of linguistic and cultural diversity in a rapidly changing world. … Continue reading “Fifty Words for Snow”

Haumea Online 7-week Essential Ecoliteracy for Creatives & Art Professionals

“This is a comprehensive introductory course, as ecoliteracy is a big topic. It means becoming familiar with ecological philosophy, ethics, law, psychology, science and economics that an ecological worldview advances and I share examples of creatives pioneering this path.” Cathy Fitzgerald‘s online learning offers a means to rapidly bring ecological literacy to the creative sector. … Continue reading “Haumea Online 7-week Essential Ecoliteracy for Creatives & Art Professionals”

Jo Dacombe IMMINENT

Imminent: a Zine on Emergency and Connectedness

“I wanted to start the zine because I needed the outlet for myself, to try to connect with other people through my own rage and hope. I found that many others needed this too.” Jo Dacombe‘s IMMINENT explores the experience we’re on the edge of: climate emergency, nature connectedness, working together, grief, loss, determination, optimism. … Continue reading “Imminent: a Zine on Emergency and Connectedness”

Living with Trees by Robin Walter

Living with Trees

“Imagine these islands with large forests, small woods and a countryside dotted with trees, covering about a third of the land.” Robin Walter’s new book, Living with Trees, traces our long associations with woodland since the Ice Age, noting what we’ve lost, celebrating our remaining ancient woodland and trees, and calling for a wooded future. … Continue reading “Living with Trees”

A visual voice - showing 'Tipping Point' by artist Jacqui Jones

Mapping Vulnerability – Finding a Visual Voice

“The installations highlight our preoccupation with physical boundaries but also consider thresholds of thought and the necessity for a shared sense of purpose.” Six artworks from multi-media artist Jacqui Jones utilise maps to provide a visual voice and fire the imagination on the fragile equilbrium of our social and ecological systems and themes of sustainability … Continue reading “Mapping Vulnerability – Finding a Visual Voice”

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