What might a locally-led, place-specific experience of climate change add to the response to the climate emergency, and how might creative projects make a difference in our thinking about the future?

For this, the first in our winter 2021 Culture Collective event series, people were invited to join us online to connect with people and projects who are curious about a local, creative response to the climate crisis. Speakers – from the Culture Collective and beyond – discussed their experiences, questions, learnings and hopes for the journey ahead.

The event was hosted by Ink Asher Hemp – Artist for Change: Climate Crisis at Eden Court

Speakers included:

  • Nicky Bolland and Claire Dufour – Creative Dundee’s CULTIVATE project
  • Martin Aitken and Geraldine Heaney – Open Road’s Safe Harbour: Open Sea project
  • Linus Rowe – Govanhill Baths’ Occupy! project
  • Ellie Harrison – artist, activist, and author of The Glasgow Effect: A Tale of Class, Capitalism & Carbon Footprint

Speakers and project participants appeared together at The Deep End (Govanhill Baths), with participants and audience members invited to actively participate in an online streaming of the event.