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Season for Ex-Change

Workshop: Arts Practice as Climate Justice

Illustration by Lily Kong, 2020. A scene depicting three illustrated characters doing various creative work: composing a song, writing a text, and painting a pictiure.

Illustration by Lily Kong, 2020.

Season for Ex-Change

Workshop: Arts Practice as Climate Justice

26 October 2020


Online event via Zoom



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A workshop for artists and arts professionals with Crested Tit Collective and Julie’s Bicycle

This practical workshop for artists and arts professionals explores what it means to approach sustainability in creative practice from a lens of climate and social justice. We will:

  • explore intersectional frameworks for climate justice
  • share case studies from cultural practitioners and organisations around the world
  • develop principles for working towards climate justice in your own practice.

This is the first of five workshops based on the Season for Change Toolkit.

About the speakers

The Crested Tit Collective is an international community of poets working and performing across the UK and Singapore. The CTC is interested in innovative, feminist, and ecological poetics. They met on Royal Holloway’s Poetic Practice MA.

Chloë Proctor is a London-based poet. Her work is situated in response to contemporary poetic theory and is developed on RHUL’s Poetic Practice MA programme. She considers her practice to exist in the chthonic realm of involuting soil poetics [read Donna Haraway]. She is interested in interjections, clashing discourses, soil, fungus and semantic mess-making. Her work has appeared in Azimuth, the Ecology of an Ear, Alterity and Corbel Stone Press’s Contemporary Poetry Series: Nature & Language, as well as many self-published artist books. She is also a massage therapist at Kyema.

Farah Ahmed joined the Julie’s Bicycle team in September 2016. She supports the delivery of events and marketing programme, profiles the work of the artists and organisations in the Julie’s Bicycle network, and produces podcasts The Colour Green and Green Heritage Futures.

Farah is a co-founder and facilitator with Diaspora Dialogues for Our Futures, a reflective space for people of colour to centre collective care in the face of the climate crisis. She is an alumni of the peer-led accelerator programme Enrol Yourself, where she developed a self-portraiture project exploring climate grief, mental health and activism. She is also an Arts Emergency mentor.

How to take part

Book your free ticket and we’ll send you details about how to access this event closer to the time.

Access details

This online event will be live captioned. Please let us know if you have any other access requirements:

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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