There are at least three research networks looking at environmental and cultural issues currently meeting in programmes of workshops.
CORE, the research network on Creative Research and the Environment, was launched last week in the Art Space Nature rooms at Edinburgh College of Art. This network spans fine art and landscape architecture and is linked with a larger research project on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Post on launch.
Reflecting on Environmental Change through Site Based Performance held its second meeting in Glasgow a couple of weeks ago. Post of notes from that meeting.
Values of Environmental Writing Research Network takes its cue from Robert Macfarlane’s 2009 comment, “Many of the new activists are young, and a significant number are recent graduates, emerging from universities across Britain and moving immediately into environmental action. It would be fascinating to know what literary works have shaped the message and medium of their politics…”
ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.
It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge Research, Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.