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Your Role in the Future: Environment

John Reid

Venue: Manning Clarke Theatre 1, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra ACT 2600


Friday, 10 July 2015 11:25 am – 11:35 am

Climates that Artists Can Change

Artists, creators of aesthetic things, have a crucial role to play (right now!) in ensuring that our species has a future – preferably a future worth living. A future worth living is contingent on reducing carbon emissions; most effectively by leaving coal in the ground and developing energy alternatives. To that end artists, working together, can ‘step-up’ as aesthetic communicators to collaborate with climate scientists, Indigenous leaders and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. For example: hand crafted ceramic bowls, collaboratively conceived and beautifully created for drinking fresh water with due reverence, would do very nicely circulating in the world. John Reid is an Emeritus Fellow of The Australian National University.


Image: John Reid stepping out – Walking the Solar System, Belconnen Art Gallery, ACT. November, 2014. Image credit John Reid


Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Australian National University Canberra Potters' Society Strathnairn Arts Association The Australian Ceramics Association