Open Source: Artists & Climate Emergency
6th Apr 2023
Open Source: Artists & Climate Emergency with Alinah Azadeh and Laura Buckle
Thursday 13th April 4-5pm
You’re invited to join us as two artists share the enduring influence on their philosophy and practice from the climate emergency, launching a new series of one-to-one webinars as part of our VisualiSE programme.
In Open Source webinar #1: Artists & Climate Emergency, Alinah Azadeh and Laura Buckle will discuss, take questions, and share some advice from their own experience.
How to respond as an artist to this enormous and overwhelming challenge? What is the specific responsibility of artists and art institutions? How are they adapting to the reality of climate emergency, while also navigating shocks such as the Covid crisis and inflation in the economy?
How to Book
Open Source: Artists & Climate Emergency is free to attend and will take place online on Thursday 13th April from 4pm – 5pm. Please book your free place on Eventbrite by clicking the link here
About the Artists
Alinah Azadeh, Artist (She/Her)
Alinah Azadeh is a visual artist, writer, performer & cultural activist. She uses text, audio, & live practices to create poetic narratives that activate spaces, amplifying untold or overlooked stories. She is writer-in-residence at Seven Sisters Country Park/Sussex Heritage Coast & project lead on We See You Now (2019-22), a decolonial literature-focused arts project, evoking the trans-global imaginary of the iconic coastal area through live & audio works, involving creatives of global majority heritage, funded by Arts Council England & South Downs National Park Authority. Their work will be showcased at Brighton Festival, with plans for a public programme, subject to funding, announced in May.
Laura Buckle, Artist (She/Her)
Laura Buckle is an artist, researcher, educator and activist, whose practice focuses on the textile industry, in particular; textile waste. Laura recently completed the MA Art and Ecology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
In her current research, she is attempting to detangle the tightly knit problems interwoven into the global textile industry, and explore the intersectional issues of class and environment.
The textile industry is one of the longest and most complicated industrial chains in manufacturing. Through deconstructing and reconstructing textile waste, Laura’s work aims to unpick the complexities woven into the textile industry and call to action those responsible.
If you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to access the session please contact us as soon as possible.
VISUALISE is funded by Arts Council England.