Author Archives: Joe Smith

Taking Care of Campsite Earth

Photo: Earthrise, Dec. 24, 1968, NASA: ‘Taken aboard Apollo 8 by Bill Anders, this iconic picture shows Earth peeking out from beyond the lunar surface as the first crewed spacecraft circumnavigated the Moon.’ [This is the pre-edit text of a … Continue reading

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Culture and climate change: experiments and improvisations

  Renata Tyszczuk & Joe Smith photo: Gorm Ashurst, Bullet Creative, [note: we post this essay to mark the conclusion of a body of work, expressed, among other things in an exhibition held at the RGS-IBG,  in June 2018: … Continue reading

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Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV

This piece is based upon the attached report written by Joe on Climate Change and Television, published on December 1st 2016 by the International Broadcasting Trust and funded by the JJ Charitable Foundation. Climate change has a reputation for being … Continue reading

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How do you *feel* about the European Union?

  I have been spending time talking about the EU referendum with anyone I meet who is undecided or who disagrees with me. Indeed I spent a large chunk of Saturday in Cambridge marketplace talking ‘in-out’. For the record: I … Continue reading

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Culture and Climate Change: Scenarios

Photo: Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment Analyst announces our award winners at Jerwood Space, 23 May 2016. This week we announced the Award Winners of our Culture & Climate Change: Scenarios networked artist’s residencies. We gathered at the Jerwood Space, reflecting … Continue reading

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Hats off to Frederick Soddy

Photo: Frederick Soddy, Lindau 1952. Source: The Frederick Soddy Trust Here are my notes for a talk at the 60th Anniversary celebrations of a Trust set up by a Nobel Laureate to support (mostly) human geography projects. The event was … Continue reading

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Who is the next David Attenborough? You are.

  Some of us need to work on our camera presence and thousand yard stare… me, Sir David and my OU and Earth in Vision colleague Kim Hammond on probably the most fun day at work I’ll have for a very long while. … Continue reading

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