Between James Brady and Aviva Rahmani, they calculated close to 1 million people are engaged directly or indirectly in ecological art or audience members for it’s ideas.
This is how we estimated it:
1. How many schools/ museums/ books-journals internationally the ecoart list serve alone (about 100 invited members) represents (ie., including residencies, publications, group & individual exhibitions)?
2. Estimate 2,000 audience venue impact total (av. 20 times 100 per person, a conservative figure I think)
3. Each venue represents about 200 min audience access per… = 400, 000 if my math is correct…+ secondary effect has to double that figure = close to 1 million (chatter with family members & friends assuming at lease one conversation per person and then there are workers for each venue: guards, bookkeepers, etc)
That’s a mighty constituency.
This yearâ€™s climate camp turns out to be on Blackheath. Theyâ€™ve been pouring onto the site for the last two hours after the secret location was finally disclosed.Â ReadingÂ Twitter gives you a great sense of the infectious drama of the moment, and why it has such momentum.
Why Blackheath? Proximity to the city? Joan Ruddockâ€™s constituency â€“ Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department of Climate Change? Or, as theÂ rapidly updated Wikipedia entry for Blackheath suggests, because this was the site of theÂ Peasantâ€™s Revolt. Letâ€™s hope itâ€™s not the latter as that particular popular movement was spectacularly sold down the river.
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