News: A living understanding of nature

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Exploring the space between contemporary art and ecological science to understand our natural world.

An enquiry into the possibility of a contemporary art practice to hone our sensory and intuitive capacity that we might gain an experiential understanding of our natural world. Picking up on Goethe’s plant studies and the desire of the Deep Ecology movement to value all life this short dissertation explores the ability of land art, environmental art, and ecological art to show us nature as it is so that we might experience it with our senses and contemplate our place within it. The focus of this enquiry is on plant growth and the soil that supports it. The document can be accessed at the Artplantae website.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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