Episode 7: ‘There is no revolution without songs’: environment & art in the Americas
01 July 2020
In Episode 6 we looked at the history of human engagement with the environment in the Americas. In this episode we follow this up by looking at the artistic and creative response to the environment, from the artists who highlight the climate crisis and the disappearance of the ice in the arctic, to the way in which researchers use art to engage with displaced people in Colombia.
To discuss this, Dr Hazel Marsh (UEA), Prof Susan Oliver (Essex) and Prof Karen Jones (Kent) look at several examples of artists and projects that help us to understand our relationship with the environment, including:
- Moving with Risk: forced displacement and vulnerability to hazards in Colombia (funded under the GCRF ESRC/AHRC Forced Displacement call 2016, and led by Prof Roger Few).
- Sean Yoro’s ice floe art
- Brandon Ballengée’s work on pollution and deformity (includes the film Un Requiem pour Flacons de Niege Blessés).
This podcast resulted from the cancellation of the public lecture series, The Future of the Americas, which was due to take place at UEA in the spring.
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
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