Guest Blog: Thoughts on a nation in flux (part 2)

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Contemporary artist and researcher Sonia Mehra Chawla writes about the research she undertook in Aberdeen in June 2018 to inform an upcoming residency with Edinburgh Printmakers. India’s struggle with climate change and the battle to balance economy, energy and environment   On the frontline of climate change India’s

Opportunity: ArtRoots Fund

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland A community fund for artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network in Scotland. The ArtRoots fund is a community fund for artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network in Scotland. The fund enables and empowers communities to make improvements to the National Cycle Network (NCN) for

Climate Week NYC: Scales of Performance

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This month, the Persistent Acts series focuses on Climate Week NYC, synthesizing a week of events around solutions, optimism, and positive stories. There is plenty to be pessimistic about. It is easy to doubt, to spot alternative reasons and proofs at every turn. However, in

Last Chance: Designing for Climate Futures at Loughborough University UK

Fri 19 October, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Venue: MHL 1.17a/b, Martin Hall FREE Book Tickets This conversation brings together three practitioners to explore what roles design might play in collective responses to climate change. Taking in a variety of methods, approaches and forms of design – from permaculture to architectural design; from transition design to design

An Interview with Novelist Cai Emmons

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Fall is officially here in New York City. For many on the East coast, and especially in the Carolinas, the season has been devastating. Evacuations are still taking place in parts of South Carolina a week after Hurricane Florence due to historic flooding. Scientific evidence predicts

Imagining Water #12: One Year Later

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog It is a full year since I began writing this monthly series on artists who are focusing on the topic of water – water pollution, melting glaciers, rising tides, plastic in the seas and killing drought. What I have learned from the extensive research I’ve

Exorcizing Harveys: Writing for Women of the Arctic

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Harveys suck, let’s start with that. They utterly and despicably suck. Harveys, as we brutally found out last summer, are abusive and dangerous. They have power, a ridiculous amount of power, and nothing will stop them. The first one, Harvey the hurricane, pounded the Gulf

I Walk Towards Myself: Traveling Around the iForest

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog “Aren’t you coming over?” The long-awaited moment had arrived early; I’d thought I had two more days. By now the woodland of the Wild Center in upstate New York was well known to me. I had been coming here for two years in a noisy

News: Launch of the Library of Creative Sustainability

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We’re excited to announce the launch of the Library of Creative Sustainability during Climate Week 2018: a new digital resource showcasing best practice examples of collaborations between sustainability partners and artists seeking to make the world a better place! New library on the block The Library of Creative

Guest Blog: The joy of the present and the great unknown of the future

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Here’s the second in a series of blogs from playwright Lewis Hetherington about his work with Glasgow cycling charity Bike for Good and Creative Carbon Scotland. Lewis is working embedded with Bike for Good for two years to document their VeloCommunities project and contribute to their activities widening

Bringing Together Art and Science to Save Joshua Trees

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I wasn’t expecting to return to my desert hometown for my PhD research, and didn’t imagine that I would be pregnant. But as I rested in the shade of the only Joshua tree at the hottest and driest of my field sites, I knew that

Opportunity: Evolving the Forest (call for participation)

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We are seeking the most engaging people and ideas to take part in Evolving the Forest art.earth, our partners The Royal Forestry Society and Timber Strategies and our academic partner Science Walden @ Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST) invite proposals to an international forum: Evolving

Sustainability rising at the Edinburgh summer festivals

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Our Digital Communications Officer, Mike Elm, looks back at how sustainability was right across the festivals in Edinburgh this August. What was your highlight of the Edinburgh festivals this August? For me it was the signs that sustainability – which the festivals have been doing to a greater

An Interview With Painter Danielle Nelisse

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This month I have for you an exclusive interview with Danielle Nelisse, an immigration attorney, private investigator, and – painter! Her Wildfires series, which was inspired by nine wildfires that surrounded her California art studio in May 2014, is on view at the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain

News: Grassroots Storytelling in Gardens Across Scotland

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland See gardens with new eyes hearing local stories of creation, history & interaction with environment Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, in association with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, was delighted to host four garden storytelling sessions in the summer months, heralding the Storytelling Festival’s theme of Growing Stories for its 30th

An Introduction to Our Food, Art & Climate Series

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Thanks to a generous grant from Invoking the Pause, the Artists & Climate Change’s Core Team recently went on a retreat to the Omega Institute, a holistic center located in Rhinebeck, New York. While there, the topic of food kept coming up in our conversations,

A Studio in the Woods, Artists in Residence 2018/19

This News Comes from A Studio in the Woods A Studio in the Woods has announced the 2018-2019 Adaptations: Living with Change Residents. In its second year of a three year cycle, Adaptations: Living with Change residencies invite artists to examine how climate driven adaptations – large and small, historic and contemporary, cultural and scientific

Aviva Rahmani’s “Blued Trees Symphony”

This News Comes From Ecological Artists, Aviva Rahmani. I’m excited to announce my new interview with The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), fresh off the (digital) presses! “The Blued Trees Symphony” is Fiscally Sponsored through NYFA. I’m a proud recipient of a 2016 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design. Click here to read the full interview. If

Get Your Tickets for Green Arts Conference!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Get your tickets for the Green Arts Conference: Culture Change, the conference on how and why Scotland’s cultural sector is creatively approaching environmental sustainability, organised by Creative Carbon Scotland. You can get your tickets for the Green Arts Conference: Culture Change which will be held on Wednesday 7 November in Edinburgh.

Using Photography to Combat Climate Change

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog In 1963, Eliot Porter showed a series of color slides at the Sierra Club that he had taken at one of the underground pools of Glen Canyon in Utah. After showing the magnificent images on the big screen, he argued that the recently completed dam