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The Style Guide at the End of the World

Photo: Polar Bear, Derby Museum Collection, Gorm Ashurst for Stories of Change project,  http://gorminator.com/ What kind of language should we use to describe the end of the world as we know it? This is a question that has been running … Continue reading

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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, http://www.gorminator.com/ [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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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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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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