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Arts & Ecology

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Arts & Ecology is a programme supporting the work of artists in examining and addressing environmental concerns. Arts & Ecology has been exploring the current practice of artists, writers, architects and film-makers through a series of conferences, a book, education projects and artists’ commissions. The issues at stake – from the broad one of climate change to the specific problems of desertification, waste and dwindling biodiversities- are being examined through artists’ practices, and through interdisciplinary dialogue with scientists, industrialists, government and environmental groups. A key notion informing the entire project is that of ecology as a study of an individual’s relationship with their cultural, social and economic, as well as natural, environment. As such this is a broad reaching programme and aims to locate the arts as a central player in providing creative, and sometimes radical, insights to the challenges facing contemporary society.

About the speaker

Michaela Crimmin initiated and currently directs RSA Arts & Ecology; and runs a course on the Royal College of Arts’ MA programme Curating Contemporary Art. She has extensive experience of commissioning art for the public domain for a range of organisations in the public and private sectors; directed Art for Architecture at the RSA – an award scheme and catalyst for collaborative ventures between artists and architects, landscape architects and engineers. She co-ordinated the high profile series of sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. She is a Trustee for Channel 4’s Big Art Project, commissioning work for six communities and contexts across the UK which will be the subject of a major television series in 2008.

This event is FREE and open to the public but advance booking is necessary, reserve seats by booking online at www.theRSA.org/events or contact RSA Lectures, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ Email lectures@rsa.org.uk Telephone 020 7451 6868 Fax 020 7839 5805

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