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Centre for Arts and Learning
Ecologies in Practice 2021 - 2022
Earth is a fascinating place, and there are multitudes of human and non-human cultures that all add to the beneficial diversity of our planet. Yet, as we know, our world and the cultures within it have global issues to solve, including climate change caused by man-made pollutants, to the seas, land and air. There are now many initiatives to try and counteract the effects of the ‘Anthropocene’, and its inequalities, on our cultural environments. Some of these initiatives seek to build awareness of our relationships with ecologies in historical and cultural narratives. In arts practice, the cultural politics of archived histories, and questions of how we can encourage the emergence of new creative voices, are forming vibrant debates. Recognising the intensity of current research action and creative activism, CAL intends to find out about the specificities of learning for Ecologies in Practice in 2021-22. CAL will be developing practice ecologies that resonate with changing futures, and with the processes that artist-educators, researchers and curators work with, in communicating with different audiences.
Ecologies in Practice could be pedagogies and processes that relate to the environment, that raise awareness of our connection with the world, including creative and therapeutic projects outside institutional spaces. Ecologies can be made in cultural relations to belonging, and the decolonisation of resources in the arts. Ecologies in Practice can also be found in the networks for diaspora in the arts and learning. Our programme of events aims to contribute to initiatives that nurture interdisciplinary practice research, enabling comparative and supportive collaboration.