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10th November, 2021

Reflections on Cop 26: Working together for our planetary futures


Event Details

10th November, 2021
10:00 - 11:30

At TCCE we are keen to make a small contribution to key themes running to the heart of the upcoming COP 26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place this year in the UK between 31st October and 12th November.

Cop 26: Working together for our planetary futures is a conversation in common to bring together people who are interested in exploring how Higher Education and the arts and culture sector are collaborating, or may the potential in future to do, in response to climate emergency.

Contributors include: 

Dr Bill Balaskas (Kingston University), Dr Sean Field (St. Andrews) Linda France (New Writing North and Newcastle University), Claudia Lastra (Arts Catalyst), Dr Christoph Lueder (Kingston University), Dr Neelam Raina (Middlesex University), Anja Rekeszus (KCL and NCACE). 

Respondent: Pauline Rutter (Artist, Researcher and TCCE Associate) Chair: Evelyn Wilson (TCCE and NCACE)

The session will highlight some examples of recent and ongoing collaborative activities, and through those we will open a wider discussion on the potential of research, knowledge exchange and public and community engagement to raise awareness of environmental issues and the wider and complex panoply of associated issues relating to global climate emergency.

We welcome: TCCE members, arts and culture organisations and artists, other HE researchers, and KE staff and funders with either specific research interests or wider responsibilities and concern about this most urgent issue to the discussion. 

We have invited a number of contribute to kickstart the conversations and would love to hear from those of you who are also actively developing work in response to climate emergency and/or environmental issues more broadly. 

Together we hope to share experiences and create a moment to discuss how we might work together to create cultural capacity and contribute to knowledge building and exchange in supporting our planetary futures, both locally and globally. 

In order to create a reasonably intimate conversation we are keeping this event small in scale. We especially invite participants who are working in, or have an otherwise active interest in, this area of discussion.

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