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Picturing Climate Change Forum

Event Details

Picturing Climate Change Forum

Time: March 21, 2022 from 6pm to 7:45pm
Location: https://www.streetlevelphotoworks.org/event/picturing-climate-change
Street: Trongate 103
City/Town: Glasgow
Website or Map: https://www.streetlevelphotow…
Phone: 0141 552 2151
Event Type: online, forum
Organized By: Malcolm Dickson
Latest Activity: Mar 8

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Event Description

Picturing climate change (March 21, 2022) is an upcoming online symposium that explores ‘what is seen and unseen’ in climate change from the viewpoints of the visual arts and photography, community action, agro-forestry to climate monitoring from earth orbiting satellites and the International Space Station. Be prepared to see the world from the ground up and back through space.

 

Topics

Community engagement and multidisciplinary collaborations

Climate conversations and actions are now involving a wide spectrum of  practitioners from a variety of fields, including researchers, horticulturalists, astrophysicists, engineers, planners, activists, artists, citizens and school children, to name a few. How have multidisciplinary arts collaborations local to Dundee and Glasgow, Scotland, for instance, successfully changed how we perceive climate challenges with immediate and international communities? A discussion around the 'Internet of Nature' will look at how to represent flora and create greater awareness for Nature care (https://photomonitor.co.uk/essay/internet-of-nature-touring-the-parks-of-dundee-scotland/)

Researchers say emotion and imagination are urgently needed to reach people in ways information alone cannot 

Ecology, land rehabilitation, and culture

What are the real stories from the ground about environmental change through people and photography? How can people better express what is happening to them? Ecology and land rehabilitation need a balance of culture and ecological knowledge to be co-presented in order to create real action. How can that work?

The solution <-> problem

Climate change disproportionately affects people in low-and middle-income contexts who have done the least to contribute to it. Yet often these communities do not have the information or the channels they need to share or make informed decisions about how to prepare for climate change. Can simple actions and picture tools help make a difference? Can sharing images and local knowledge lead to new ways to innovate?

Date: Monday March 21st, 2022

6pm GMT | Live-streamed through the YouTube channel @ Street Level Photoworks

https://www.streetlevelphotoworks.org/event/picturing-climate-change

This web event is hosted by Street Level Photoworks in partnership with Dundee City Council, British Council, with support from Women4Climate, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada, ROBA-Ethiopia and includes dialogue with NASA’s Crew Earth Observation team at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and Earth-Art-Studio.com

 

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