Wild Authors: Helon Habila

By Mary Woodbury This month we travel to the Niger Delta, and I am thrilled to talk with Helon Habila, the mind behind the novels Oil on Water, Travelers, and other great reads. ABOUT OIL ON WATER Set in the Niger Delta, this story has journalists uncovering a kidnapping as well as exposing the two worlds of oil:

The Living Pavilion wins Award of Excellence

By Tanja Beer The Living Pavilion recently received an Award of Excellence (the highest award available) in the category of Community Contribution at the 2020 AILA Vic Awards!!! The Living Pavilion (1-17 May 2019) was an Indigenous-led temporary event space that took place as part of CLIMARTE’s ‘ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE’ Festival at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus. Part

Tiny Coronavirus Stories: ‘Our breaths more dearly counted’

Maggie McAndrews, Robert Landy, Sandra Weintraub, Sherilyn Wolter Reader-submitted stories of the COVID-19 pandemic, in no more than 100 words. Read past stories here. Submit your own here. GOING OUT WHILST STAYING IN Lockdown happened. Then going out whilst staying in became a new reality. I started work, started using public transport like never before whilst being careful, like everyone, not

atomic dialogues

Sunday, August 9, 2020 – 11am MDT To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ecoartspace and Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace (RHIP) will present both artistic and scientific dialogues on our atomic legacies. Since that fateful day when the first nuclear bombs were used on a civilian population, artists have responded through a wide

Survival Tale

By Joan Sullivan Ignorance is the parent of fear. Herman Melville More than a whale tale, Moby-Dick is an epic allegory about survival in times of upheaval. Written 170 years ago, on the brink of the racially charged American Civil War, this murky multilayered masterpiece is uncannily relevant today. I decided to re-read Moby-Dick in

Performative Ecologies opens in Santa Fe

The ecoartspace exhibition Performative Ecologies officially opened on Saturday, June 13 at CURRENTS 826 Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. You can view the show online here on the ecoartspace website under Exhibits in the Menu Bar, or CLICK HERE. A virtual tour given by curator Patricia Watts took place on Friday evening June 12 at the

Tiny Coronavirus Stories: ‘Living somewhere in the machine’

By Bebejabets Sophie Lapointe, Glenn Alterman, Molly McAndrews, Tianhai (Tony) Zhou Reader-submitted stories of the COVID-19 pandemic, in no more than 100 words. Read past stories here. Submit your own here. A FADING SOUL The woods have always been a sacred place in my mind. But when I traverse the muddy trail, the faint reek covers the surroundings with an ominous

Theatre for a Climate Crisis in a Globalized World

By Thomas Peterson A MODEL FOR LOCAL ACTION I. As of mid-April 2020 (when this piece was written), somewhere between two and three billion people will be staying in their homes for weeks to come. Non-essential travel has all but ceased as efforts are made to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the communal sharing

Tiny Coronavirus Stories: ‘What is the rain to give me permission to forget?’

By Ahmed Ali, Celine Pirard, Claire Yuan, Phyliss Merion Shanken Reader-submitted stories of the COVID-19 pandemic, in no more than 100 words. Read past stories here. Submit your own here. LESSONS I DIDN’T LEARN ON ZOOM The pandemic has taught me that ugliness is the only definition of beauty. That beauty can be found in the most mundane places. That the

Black Artists and Storytellers on the Climate Crisis: Introducing a New Series

By Thomas Peterson The climate crisis is intrinsically linked to environmental racism – there can be no climate justice without racial justice. Like most of this country’s major institutions, the mainstream American environmental movement is engaging in a much-needed and long-awaited reckoning with its history of racism and white supremacy, with what Van Jones called “the unbearable whiteness of green.” While Black

It Starts with Us

By Beth Osnes YOUNG WOMEN’S REFLECTIONS ON PERFORMANCE INTERSECTING WITH CLIMATE Part of developing an empowered public voice is being able to take time away to listen deeply to your own inner thoughts. A group of young women I work with did just that as they prepared for a public performance in support of climate

A Possible Path Toward an Infinite Eden

 Vegetal Ontology: Intro (https://www.botanicalmind.online/chapter-vegetal-ontology)  The Botanical Mind: Art Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree Reviewed by Olivia Ann Carye Hallstein There are many lessons to be learned from the transition to virtual art exhibitions online as well as from the exhibition The Botanical Mindpresented by the Camden Art Center in London. For one, there’s a foundational comparison between

Tiny Coronavirus Stories: ‘The unrelenting stillness of this time’

By Anatalia Vallez, Lolis Vasquez, Sarah Pasela, Stephanie Nicolard Reader-submitted stories of the COVID-19 pandemic, in no more than 100 words. Read past stories here. Submit your own here. FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAYS I count the velitas in rows of fiveI’m always adding another year28 and a ha – 29last year we went out to a local marketate individual slices of vegan cake

Climate Storytelling Collaborative Practices: an Artful Process and Adaptation

By Peterson Toscano Jennie Carlisle and Laura England are both part of the Climate Stories Collaborative at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. “The Climate Stories Collaborative is our response to the growing call for more transdisciplinary and creative approaches to climate change communication,” they explain. “Our mission is to grow the capacity of our faculty and

Tiny Coronavirus Stories: ‘Observation may inoculate us’

By Jennifer Dorrell, Kathleen Bergen, Ross Richardson, Sherry Bokser Reader-submitted stories of the COVID-19 pandemic, in no more than 100 words. Read past stories here. Submit your own here. NATURAL COMFORT Mom itched to return to NYC, so on March 13th I rented a car and headed to Florida. Thirteen hours in, an epiphany: “We’re safer in Orlando. Lower population density,

Indigenous Theatre and the Climate Crisis

By David Geary Ko Taranaki tōku maunga / My mountain is TaranakiKo Hangatahua tōku awa / My river is the HangatahuaKo Kurahaupo tōku waka / My canoe is the KurahaupōKo Taranaki me Ngāti Pākehā tōku iwi / My tribe is the Taranaki Māori Nation of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pākehā (non-Māori settler/colonial nations of England, Ireland, and Scotland; and

Tiny Coronavirus Stories: ‘A wild peacock shows up’

By Eileen E. Schmitz, Noa Hickerson, Rachel Heyman, Yumiko Yoshioka Reader-submitted stories of the COVID-19 pandemic, in no more than 100 words. Read past stories here. Submit your own here. THE FACE ALWAYS GIVES IT AWAY When the pupil in her right eye shakes subtly and the skin beneath her eyes turns red, she’s hurting. When she catches herself mid-smile, she’s

Tiny Coronavirus Stories: ‘That release will be harder’

By Dana Simson, Jessica Yamin, Lisa Paterson, Xanthe Muston Reader-submitted stories of the COVID-19 pandemic, in no more than 100 words. Read past stories here. Submit your own here. MY PLACE 2020 was supposed to be my time to explore more and wonder about my place. My country. My being. My life. I was to embark on living overseas, in a

I Am the Damage We Have Done to the Earth

By Hanna Cormick INTERSECTIONS OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND DISABILITY For some of us, the crisis isn’t coming, it’s here: air we can’t breathe, water we can’t drink, food and resource scarcity, sun that blisters our skin, pollution so thick that everything becomes a poison. I have been living inside a sealed room for five

Tiny Coronavirus Stories: ‘The virus of greed persists’

By June Arderne, Keni Fine, Ruby, Silvia Peláez Reader-submitted stories of the COVID-19 pandemic, in no more than 100 words. Read past stories here. Submit your own here. HUGS IN THE DISTANCE Every Mother’s Day, I take my Mom to her favorite restaurant. She smiles, embraces me, and shows her happiness through the brightness in her eyes. This May, I just