Author Archives: Joe Smith

Culture & Climate Change: Scenarios residencies – audio from event at Arts Admin on 27-1-2016

Please follow this link to a dropbox folder holding a recording from this event that forms part of our Culture and Climate Change: Scenarios programme, and particularly our pilot programme of three ‘networked artists residencies’: This will allow those that couldn’t … Continue reading

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Culture meets climate change – A herogram to producers

  This is a herogram to the producers who make new creative work possible, and particularly those people and institutions who have gone out of their way to stimulate cultural responses to climate change. This ‘thank you’ feels a little … Continue reading

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From steam to solar: a 160th birthday present for our Midland Clock Works

I represent the 5th generation of the Smith family on the board of one of the best known names in public clockmaking globally – Smith of Derby Ltd. Through the hard work and skill of everyone involved, and steady and patient investment in … Continue reading

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An Immodest Proposal for COP21: Go Naked Into the Conference Chamber

Cut Carbon, ©Steve Russell, 2011 I’ll be spending the next two weeks in Paris at the UN COP21. I can’t help feeling these climate talks would move forward more purposefully if the world’s negotiators went into the conference chamber naked (no cameras?). … Continue reading

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Good news on consumption: people don’t trash the planet just because they get richer

Press release from my latest paper written with Tomáš Kostelecký, and Petr Jehlíčka   A paper published today in Geoforum finds that Central and Eastern European societies point to how we can make some parts of our food system more sustainable. … Continue reading

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Learn and Live

Open University graduation ceremonies always choke me up, but this was certain to be a big one for me. Last October my mother, an OU student, learnt that she would die within a year. She was magnificent about it. Life … Continue reading

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Less climate – more action

Less climate – more action These slides form the basis of my contribution to the Sheffield Green Commission’s session on communication etc. I aim to put together a post based on this if time allows to pop up here.

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