The new University of Birmingham report Keeping 1.5oC Alive has recently been launched at the House of Lords in the UK, including discussion of the work of Symbiosis and a policy recommendation for the arts and humanities to play a role alongside the sciences in helping to address climate change. To read the report, click … Continue reading “Symbiosis features in climate report”
Bringing together the celebrated art of Kurt Jackson with reflections from Oxford University researchers, this new exhibition at Oxford University Museum of Natural History explores biodiversity across British landscapes and considers the future of the UK’s habitats. To read more and to see a digital version of the exhibition, follow this link: https://oumnh.web.ox.ac.uk/biodiversity-kurt-jackson
Please find below, the links to the application information for TheMuseumsLab 2022, a pioneering knowledge-exchange programme for museum professionals based in Africa and Europe. https://themuseumslab.org/ www.daad.de/mlab The Programme is now open for applications. The Deadline for submission is 23 January 2022
The Symbiosis network is being featured in the UK Universities’ Climate Innovation Showcase hosted by the University of Strathclyde for the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow. The exhibition is being held both onsite and online. To read the panel on Symbiosis, follow this link.
Click on this post to read an article by Silvia Forni, Senior Curator of Global Africa at the ROM, on how contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime invites us to reflect on the delicate balance between humanity and the environment through his work.
The University of Birmingham has a new report out today on Addressing the Climate Challenge. Click on this post to find a link to the report. In a chapter drawing on the work of the Symbiosis network and a collaboration with the Guild of St George at Ruskin Land, John Holmes and Dion Dobrzynski set … Continue reading “How the arts and humanities can help tackle the climate crisis”
The University of Birmingham will be hosting the conference of the British Animal Studies Network online on the theme of Loss from 7-9 September 2021. Here is the call for papers.
A poll in Nature has shown that scientists and artists are collaborating together more and more. Read the analysis here, including the different perspectives on these collaborations from either side.
The full recordings of all five sessions of the Symbiosis conference are now available to watch online. To see the full playlist and pick an episode, click on the numbered icon at the top right-hand corner of the video below.
Here is the video of the first session of the Symbiosis conference, on natural history museum architecture and design, hosted online by Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 9 November 2020. Further panels to be posted later this week…