First Meet-up: Wednesday, 6th July at 6pm
Location: tbc, Belfast, depending on numbers
Please contact email@example.com to register your interest.
A collective for people from any discipline/background who have a serious interest in art/ creative practices AND nature conservation.
The purpose of the collective is to make space for cross-disciplinary research exchange and a platform to organise collaborative events and projects.
For the first meeting we would like everyone interested to give a short informal presentation of their background/ practice and interests.
- Ecological restoration: actively restore land e.g. planting trees and/or meadow creation
- Antidiscplinary Research: a platform for research projects that generate holistic perspectives on sustainability issues
- Outreach: create public creative engagements on related themes such as guided walks, workshops, site-specific installations and exhibitions
- Strive to implement effective communication and dialogical tools to create an inclusive meeting space
- Recognise non-quantitative ‘methods’ and the creative process as important tools for generating sustainable knowledge
- Acknowledge neurodiversity as beneficial as biodiversity and make space for alternative cognitive strategies
- Appreciate the importance of intersectional change and defragmenting knowledge in achieving sustainability
- Understand barriers to cultural participation and strive to engage with diverse audiences
Jasmin Marker is an environmental and bio-artist. She employs foraging as a research strategy and creatively collaborates with non-humans to map ecologies and their issues. http://www.jasminmarker.eu
Aoife de Bhál has a degree in Human Sciences from University of Oxford. She works to connect people with nature and the Irish language through guided walks, foraging and collaborative story-telling.
Emma Mckeever is an environmental activist and youth worker at Ulster Wildlife and currently develops an open-source interdisciplinary microbial and fungal DNA sequencing project.