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Free Film Screening: "Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science"
22nd April, 2013, 6pm
23 November 2011
Lectures & Symposia
The Complex Physics of Climate Change: Nonlinearity and Stochasticity
Michael Ghil, 14 Mar 2012
Royal Society of Canada Panel on Oil Sands
Professor Hrudey, 12th Dec 2011
Healthy Cities Symposium
4th May 2011
Communicating climate risk and the implications for food security – COP16 & beyond
16th Nov 2010
Climate Change Film Night
15th Oct 2010
Artist & Writer in Residence 2011-12
Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey - UCLEI Artists in Residence January 2012
Often working outside the gallery space and in diverse contexts, Ackroyd & Harvey are acclaimed for large-scale architectural interventions where they grow landmark buildings with seedling grass. In 2007 they realised their largest temporary living public artwork ‘FlyTower’ on the exterior of London’s National Theatre.
They are also acknowledged for their pioneering work utilising the light-sensitivity of the pigment chlorophyll in making complex living photographs in seedling grass, receiving the NESTA Pioneer award, the Wellcome ‘Sci-Art’ award and the l’Oreal Grand Prize for this work.
Earlier in 2011 they were also selected for the major MAPPING THE PARK public art commission in the Olympic Park; their winning proposal comprises 10 artworks marking the entrances of the Park as a lasting legacy of the 2012 Games for future generations. The artists were also awarded special mention in the ‘Prix COAL Art & Environnement’ for their ongoing project ‘Beuys’ Acorns.’
Since 2003, they have made a series of expeditions to the High Arctic with Cape Farewell, studying effects of climate change on the ecosystem and have shown the resulting work ‘Stranded’, a skeleton of a Minke Whale encrusted with crystals at London’s Natural History Museum, the Liverpool Biennial, and in Spain and Japan.
David Finnigan - UCLEI Writer in Residence June 2011
David Finnigan is an Australian writer, theatre-maker,
festival director and founding member of science-theatre ensemble Boho
Interactive. From July - November 2011, David has been working at the UCL
Environment Institute, examining different forms of modeling.
Working with Dr
Yvonne Rydin and other UCL researchers, David's research has included looking
at predictive climate simulations, participatory models for communities and
governments, integrated assessment models, the processes through which these
scientific tools are translated into public policy and decision-making and
UCL's inter-disciplinary report Building Health Into Cities. This research is
the first phase of the development of a new model-based interactive
performance, which will be developed over 2012-13.
For more information about David, please click here.
To download David's report click here