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Environmental Engagement with Communities
Arts Earth Partnership
Arts Earth Partnership's mission is to harness the transformative power of the Arts to help create a sustainable future. We do this by working closely with arts & cultural organizations, municipalities, universities and artists on all aspects of sustainable practice and programming.
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (the “Alliance”) is a global network of organizations and individuals committed to the universal adoption and implementation of legal systems that recognize, respect and enforce “Rights of Nature”. https://therightsofnature.org/get-to-know-us/
"Tending Nature" shines a light on the environmental knowledge of Indigenous peoples across California by exploring how the state's Native peoples have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia. https://www.kcet.org/shows/tending-nature
Sustainability in the Arts
The Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts
The CSPA views sustainability as the intersection of environmental balance, social equity, economic stability and a strengthened cultural infrastructure...The CSPA’s activities include research and initiatives positioning arts and culture as a driver of a sustainable society
Green Public Art
Green Public Art is a Los Angeles-based consultancy that was founded in 2009 in an effort to advance the conversation of public art’s role in green building. https://greenpublicart.com/about/
Data Visualization Projects
Environmental Justice Atlas
The environmental justice atlas documents and catalogues social conflict around environmental issues... The EJ Atlas collects these stories of communities struggling for environmental justice from around the world. It aims to make these mobilization more visible, highlight claims and testimonies and to make the case for true corporate and state accountability for the injustices inflicted through their activities. It also attempts to serve as a virtual space for those working on EJ issues to get information, find other groups working on related issues, and increase the visibility of environmental conflicts.
Forensic Architecture (FA)
Forensic Architecture (FA) is a research agency, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. We undertake advanced spatial and media investigations into cases of human rights violations, with and on behalf of communities affected by political violence, human rights organisations, international prosecutors, environmental justice groups, and media organisations.
Global Witness campaigns to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system.
Arts Events and Artist's Projects
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival has celebrated 18 years of inspiring activism through film and art. Join for an all virtual event January 14-24, 2021.
History of BP
This exhibition of objects sent from around the world explores and exposes BP's actions over the same period. Together, they ask: why does the British Museum continue to work with this corporate criminal?
The Arctic Cycle
The Arctic Cycle uses theatre to foster dialogue about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and inspire people to take action. Operating on the principle that complex problems must be addressed through collaborative efforts, we work with artists across disciplines and geographic borders, solicit input from researchers in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and actively seek community and educational partners.
Precarity: The People’s Tribunal
The following co-authored account introduces and reflects on the people’s tribunal as a format for examining systemic problems of precarity. Based on the example of Precarity: A Participatory People’s Tribunal, carried out by the Precarious Workers Brigade (PWB) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, UK in March 2011, we make a special reference to this event in an attempt to troubleshoot any future iterations of such an action.
Arts Activism Education Research
Platform’s current campaigns focus on the social, economic and environmental impacts of the global oil industry. Our pioneering education courses, exhibitions, art events and book projects promote radical new ideas that inspire change.
Fossil Free Culture
We are a collective of artists, activists, researchers and critics working at the intersection of art and climate activism. We make disobedient art to bring an end to oil and gas sponsorship of public cultural institutions in the Netherlands.
Back to Earth
Back to Earth is a new multi-year project that invites over sixty leading artists, architects, poets, filmmakers, scientists, thinkers and designers, to devise artist-led campaigns, protocols and initiatives responding to the environmental crisis, with the support of partner organisations and networks.
Artists and theorists explore the intimate relationship between art and the environment in Latin America. https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/394
Ecology After Nature
Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory An online series of film programs and discussions on e-flux Video & Film.
Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Efforts
We combine art, activism, education and research in one organisation. This approach enables us to create unique projects driven by the need for social and ecological justice. Platform’s current campaigns focus on the social, economic and environmental impacts of the global oil industry. Our pioneering education courses, exhibitions, art events and book projects promote radical new ideas that inspire change.
The Center for Creative Ecologies
The Center for Creative Ecologies provides a place to consider the intersection of culture and environment. The aim is to develop useful interdisciplinary research tools to examine how cultural practitioners—filmmakers, new media strategists, photojournalists, architects, writers, activists, and interdisciplinary theorists—critically address and creatively negotiate environmental concerns in the local, regional, and global field.
Flood The System
Self-organized groups of activists, artists and people who care about our future, are taking action together. Washing over, occupying, blockading, shutting down and flooding the institutions that exploit us and threaten our survival.
The Just Powers research initiative, led by Dr. Sheena Wilson, is organized around the idea that a power shift—both literally in terms of energy transition, and figuratively in terms of social justice—is necessary to re-invent more livable futures for all. http://www.speculativeenergyfutures.com/
Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project
Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture.
Social Movements and Leaders
La Via Campesina
La Via Campesina is an international movement bringing together millions of peasants, small and medium size farmers, landless people, rural women and youth, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world.
Robert D. Bullard
Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is the former Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University 2011-2016. Professor Bullard currently is Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. /
Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)
The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is a solutions-based organization established to engage women worldwide in policy advocacy, on-the-ground projects, direct action, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.
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