Data and the Future City: a dramatic exploration

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland We often think of art and science as being almost opposing disciplines. Yet at Creative Carbon Scotland we find ourselves benefiting from opportunities presented by bringing artists together with scientists, engineers and technicians to explore approaches to dealing with climate change. Artists can often respond with enthusiasm and

Architects and climate change

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Daughter of an architect, I’ve noticed an uptick of articles over the past two years speculating that #architects will increasingly find themselves – wittingly or not – at the center of global climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. As architect Alice Guess has written: “Architects are,

Ben’s Blog: Disinvestment

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Over three years ago now, I wrote a blog about why anyone investing in a pension – and that means most of us, with auto-enrolment meaning that all employers will soon have to provide a workplace pension – should consider a fund that avoids investing in fossil fuels.

Rhyming Science Over a Street Beat

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog A rapper is perhaps the last person I would expect to tell me about our global environmental issues. Yet rap can be a powerful tool for communicating  the politics, economics, and science of climate change. That’s what I learned after seeing Baba Brinkman‘s latest show The

Opportunity: Project Artist Hawick Flood Protection Scheme

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland May 2016 – October 2016 Deadline for applications:  Monday 25th April 2016 Fee:  £4000 A unique opportunity has arisen for a Project Artist to work closely with the engineering and project team around the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme (HFPS) and engage communities in the development and design of proposals

Job: Sustainability Coordinator at the School of Art Institute of Chicago

Duties 1. Competition Coordination – Develop, plan, coordinate and implement activities including, but not limited to, Recyclemania, other competitions and programs related to sustainability at SAIC. Both the manner in which these activities are organized and the nature of their content should be geared towards achieving buy-in and habit transformation from student, faculty and staff

Support Blued Trees New Legal Initiatives!

From Friend of the CSPA Aviva Rahmani: We are pleased to announce that on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, a series of new 1/3 mile measures of the Blued Trees Symphony will be created in Virginia and New Hampshire. We invite you to participate in the Blued Trees Symphony. Download the Blued Trees manual. We are also thrilled to report that the Blued Trees Symphony has received

Open Call: Feeding the Insatiable – a creative summit

November 9-11, 2016 Venue: Schumacher College, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, UK DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS 22.00 GMT May 8, 2016 Schumacher College, RegenSW and the network invite you to submit a proposal for participation to the forthcoming summit Feeding the Insatiable to be held November 9-11, 2016 at Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL,


CLIMARTE has commissioned eleven Australian artiststo design posters that engage the community on climate change action, and convey the strength, optimism, and urgency we need to move to a clean, renewable energy future. Artists Angela Brennan, Chris Bond, Jon Campbell, Kate Daw, Katherine Hattam, Siri Hayes, Martin King, Gabrielle de Vietri & Will Foster, Thornton

Call for Papers: Art and Political Ecology

The upcoming issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss art’s relationship with political ecology: What role does art have to play – if any – under the precariously situated human and environmental consequences of neoliberalism and its political geography? Which potentials can be found in locally situated artistic discourses and re-imaginations of

Short Course – Transcribing Landscape – Portraits and Tales

From our Friends at Schumacher College / With Fiona Benson, Richard Povall and special guestartist – Garry Fabian Miller Join us for this residential week as we explore our relationship with landscape; part of Schumacher College’s Art and Ecology Programme.  Transcribing Landscape is convened by poet Fiona Benson and artist-researcher Richard Povall. Our special guest

Energy Renaissance: A Visionary Partnership between Technology, Science and Culture

Cape Farewell, cultural producers Shrinking Space, and pioneering Virtual Reality & Immersive Content studioHammerhead VR, have teamed up with the Environmental Research Group at King’s College London, to create an immersive Virtual Reality experience for Utopia, at Somerset House in October 2016. This experience will allow visitors to virtually interact with the physical environment of The Strand

Summer School: Artistic and other Creative Practices as Drivers for Urban Resilience

September 5-7, 2016, Museu Municipal de Espinho (Portugal) Summer school organized by the Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra, in collaboration with the ESA Research Network Sociology of the Arts, and linked to the Midterm Conference being held in Porto on September 8-10, 2016. The summer school is being held immediately

Opportunity for Project Artist – Hawick Flood Protection Scheme

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Excellent opportunity for an artist to be part of a team working on flood protection – looks like a chance to shape thinking. Comes from CABN in the Borders. May 2016 – October 2016 Deadline for applications:  Monday 25th April 2016 Fee:  £4000 A unique opportunity has arisen

Broadway Up-cycled

This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance Broadway Up-cycled By Joseph Napolitano The magic of Broadway turns guitar strings into bracelets, playbills into flowers, and trash into Tony Award-winning set designs. With roots in folk art, the use of salvaged materials deliberately raises the intrinsic and monetary value of recycled objects. It

The Air We Breathe

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Guest Blogger Katie Craney I live on the edge of the earth’s largest contiguous temperate rainforest that connects with over 25 million acres of federally protected wild land. Annual precipitation ranges from 25 to 140 inches along this coastal panhandle. It is here that

Working Together

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland This piece was first published in New Energies, the Land Art Generator publication for the 2014 Copenhagen competition. Land Art Generator will be keynote speakers at the ‘Feeding the Insatiable‘ Art and Energy Conference at Schumacher College in November. Why is ‘working together’ so vital right now? It

The Greener Events and Innovations Conference

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Aimed primarily at green-field/open-air music festivals, and addressing the theme of ‘challenging the status quo’, the event covered everything from the formal mechanisms for change, innovative examples, and the different dimensions of sustainability through which festivals can make an impact. Calls-to-action Two active initiatives leading the outdoor music

The Boy and the Sunflower

This post comes from Ecoscenography Since 2012, I have been developing a series of projects under the banner of The Living Stage, a concept which combines stage design, permaculture and community engagement to create recyclable, biodegradable and edible performance spaces. In this post, I reflect on my time working with Glaswegian Children’s theatre company Eco

Piloting Strategies: Arts and Land Use

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Kate Foster and Claire Pençak have written this article to highlight the ways that they as artists (visual and dance/choreographic), have been engaged with land use and in particular the development of Land Use Strategy for Scotland through the Borders Region Pilot.  The article specifically responds to a