â€¦ or any of his co-authors of the letter published in the Guardian 10 October 2014 (his co-authors were Prof Colin McInnes, James Watt Chair and Professor of Engineering Science; Prof Fin Stuart, Professor of Isotope Geosciences; Prof Rob Ellam, Director, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre; and Prof Adrian Boyce, Professor of Applied Geology all of the University of Glasgow).
We are working on the principle of 6 degrees of separation, and since there are nearly 1000 people who receive ecoartscotland posts we reckon someone knows Prof Younger.Â You see we sent him a piece of work by an artist and we want to know if he received it.
It started with Roanne Dods posting a story from the Glasgow Herald. Senior Engineers at Glasgow University called the Universityâ€™s recently announced commitment to long term divestment from the fossil fuel industry â€œvacuous posturing.â€Â Read more about divestment here.
We were so enraged by this that we ordered a copy a poster to be sent to Prof Younger.Â The poster, created by New York based artist Rachel Schragis, is distributed by Just Seeds and is part of 350.orgâ€™s Do The Math campaign.Â BTW Global Divestment Day is Feb 14th.
The image above is Rachel Schragisâ€™ fabulous mind map for the Do The Math campaign â€“ see more of her work at http://www.rachelschragis.com/
So weâ€™d like to know if Prof Younger got the poster, and whether heâ€™d like to have a conversation about divestment, climate change and the role of public institutions?Â Obviously ecoartscotland can only speak to issues of art and ecology, but Iâ€™m sure someone knows an economist to can talk about fossil fuels, and a behavioural psychologist who can talk about behaviour change, and a systems theorist who can talk about conflict in systemsâ€¦
Come on engineers. You must be able to do the maths.
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 byÂ Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate withÂ On The Edge Research,Â Grayâ€™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.
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