LCN presents: Art & Ecology panel discussion
Wed 5 Sep, 7 – 9pm
SPACE Mare Street
Bringing together a panel of art practitioners working at the intersection of ecology, science, activism and art, the session focused on different perspectives around ecology in the urban and digital space. The discussion presented a range of ways that artists can develop their practice within this field. You can listen to the discussion here.
Angela Chan – Worm
Kristina Pulejkova – Artist and Art and Technology Programme Manager, SPACE
Michael Smythe – Nomad Projects/Phytology
Chaired by Georgia Attlesey – Programme Manager, Julie’s Bicycle
Worm is an online platform gathering and presenting a unique network of wide-ranging perspectives on ecological issues to communicate climate change through contemporary arts.
Angela Chan is a creative climate change communicator based in London and runs Worm independently. She has a background in art history, Scandinavian studies, and is currently working towards an interdisciplinary MA in Climate Change: History, Culture and Society. Her research focuses on climate and social justice, decolonial theory and contemporary Chinese science fiction. Angela also writes cli-fi as algaela under which she has published a short piece with The Institute of Queer Ecology’s ‘Towards A Common Survival’ interactive publication.
Kristina Pulejkova is a London-based multimedia artist who works at the intersection of art, science and technology. She holds a Magisterium degree (BA + MA) in Painting and Animation from the University for Applied Arts Vienna, AT (2012) and MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins, London, UK (2014).
Her works have been shown at the V&A, The Science Museum, SPACE, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje (solo show). Selected screenings include MAK, Vienna, ArtCOP21 in Paris, Up and Coming Festival in Hannover, Het Glaspaviljoen in Eindhoven, Tricky Women in Vienna, Film:riss in Salzburg. Kristina is currently the Art and Technology Programme Manager at SPACE and taking part in the FLAMIN Fellowship programme.
Michael Smythe is the Creative Director of Nomad Projects, a contemporary arts production and commissioning agency. Established in 2009, Nomad Projects is a vehicle for action-based research within the public realm. Recent projects include Urban Mind and Phytology.
Established in 2014, Phytology is an artist led project that explores the function and value of wildness within the urban ecosystem. Located within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in East London, Phytology is a medicinal garden and a cultural institute, providing a platform for collaborations between artists, scientists, and community groups.
Julie’s Bicycle is a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. They believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to transform the conversation around climate change and translate it into action.
They provide the creative community with the skills to act, using their creativity to influence one another, audiences and the wider movement. They run a rich programme of events, free resources and public speaking engagements, which contribute to national and international climate change policy development.
Georgia is a programme manager at Julie’s Bicycle where she curates and delivers the organisation’s events, including workshops, webinars and awards.
London Creative Network (LCN) is a free professional development programme for London-based visual artists, craftspeople and photographers, with a focus on innovative technologies or processes. LCN is delivered by SPACE, with Cockpit Arts, Four Corners and Photofusion.
LCN is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014-2020.