Season for Ex-Change
Social Transformations: a Conversation with Adam Corner, Emma Beverley and Kathy Hinde
Can art affect people’s perception of climate change? Join us for our second conversation between artists and social scientists featuring artist Kathy Hinde and Adam Corner from the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations.
About the speakers
CAST (Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations) is a global hub for understanding the systemic and society-wide transformations that are required to address climate change.
CAST researches and develops the social transformations needed to produce a low-carbon and sustainable society; at the core of their work is a fundamental question of enormous social significance: How can we as a society live differently – and better – in ways that meet the urgent need for rapid and far-reaching emission reductions?
Kathy Hinde is an audio-visual artist who creates experiences that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. She embraces open methods, indeterminacy and evolving processes to echo phenomena found in the natural world to explore our relationship with other species, each other and the earth’s systems. She has toured work to Europe, USA, Russia, Canada, China, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia & New Zealand. Awards include an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica, a British Composer Award in Sonic Art, and an ORAM award. She is an artist with Cryptic, and a member of Bristol Experimental Expanded Film collective.
Adam Corner is Research Director at Climate Outreach and a member of the CAST Centre Executive Group, focusing on public and stakeholder engagement.
Adam’s work operates at the boundary between research and practice on climate change communication – he manages Climate Outreach’s research portfolio, directs Climate Outreach’s collaborations with academic partners, and co-founded the Climate Visuals programme. He wrote a book Talking Climate: From Research to Practice in Public Engagement, has published widely in academic journals, and writes regularly for international media, including The Guardian and New Scientist magazine. Through Climate Outreach, Adam brings an international network of stakeholders and practitioners to engage with and benefit from the CAST centre’s work. His role in the centre will be to ensure that the CAST centre’s research results in high level impact and engagement with a range of non-academic audiences who can put the centre’s work into practice, as well as leading on several ‘applied’ aspects of the centre’s research programme (e.g. testing messages and behaviour change strategies with government, civil society and industry partners).
Emma Beverley is a producer and programmer of multiple artforms who has made and presented award-winning art in a range of contexts, including at the Royal Court Theatre and British Council Showcase.
In 2019, Emma was appointed co-director at East Street Arts, focusing on public programming, international strategy and business development. Prior to joining East Street Arts, she was the founding producer for multiple award-winning performance artist Selina Thompson and also worked as executive producer for groundbreaking Leeds based Eclipse Theatre Company.
Emma was part of the team who developed the original programme for what was set to be Leeds’ bid for European Capital of Culture 2023, before UK based bids were discontinued in light of Brexit. For Leeds 2023, Emma will lead the delivery of an exciting range of new artistic commissions, co-productions, collaborations and events in the lead up to and during Leeds 2023 Year of Culture.
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Part of Season for Ex-Change
A three week programme of sector-facing events and workshops, 26 October–14 November 2020.
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