The Offer: Art, Ecology, Emergency: Sustaining Practice

The Offer

Art, Ecology, Emergency: Sustaining Practice

Revisit The Offer from 17 June 2020 – Art, Ecology, Emergency: Sustaining Practice. Organised by the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute and the Eden Project, this two-part, free online event explores the intersections of artistic practice and ecology, bringing together artists, producers and academics to share their experiences and their research.

Part 1. The Morning Offer

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The morning session will focus on curatorial and academic perspectives, exploring the relationships between ecological research, artistic practice and public engagement.

Questions explored will include:

  • What kind of ecological knowledge do we need to creatively navigate our way through crisis and uncertainty?
  • How can ecological expertise inform creative practice?
  • Are we all ecologists now?

Host: Caitlin DeSilvey: Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Exeter  

Speakers: Lucia Pietroiusti: Curator, General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries, London; co-curator, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish, Dr Erini Saratsi: University of Reading, lead author on ‘Valuing Arts & Arts Research’ (2019).

Part 2. The Evening Offer

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The evening session will focus on artists’ practice and modes of engaging with ecological research.

Questions explored will include:

  • How can contemporary art practice open up social, ecological and geological perspectives on landscape and place?
  • As artists making work in rural Cornwall, how do local geographies and communities inform and sustain your personal artistic practice?
  • Can art play a role in helping us reflect on our individual relationships and responsibilities to nature?

Host: Misha Curson: Senior Curator at the Eden Project Ltd and Eden Project International Ltd

Speakers: Bram Thomas Arnold: artist, pedestrian, writer; Arts and Culture, University of Exeter Creative Fellow 2018/2019, Sara Bowler: artist and co-founder of the Goonhilly Village Green Project

Presented as part of The Offer – a series of regular online events from Culture Declares Emergency. Discover upcoming events and watch any past events you’ve missed.
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