New Arts and Ecology podcast kicks off

by | Jul 18, 2022 | Arts and Ecology, News & blogs, News & blogs: Arts School

In April this year, the MA Arts & Ecology returned to Dartington with a renewed focus on the development of arts practice in the context of the climate crisis. Now the team behind the masters programme have launched a new podcast about the vital role art and culture play in creating a regenerative future.

In its first season the Arts and Ecology podcast asks one question, “What is the artists’ role during an ecological crisis?” Guests are curators, authors, artists, and thinkers who are working in the heart of arts and ecology.

Arts & Ecology has been created by Natasha Rivett-Carnac, Curator of Arts & Ecology at Dartington Trust and Dr. Mike Edwards, Senior Lecturer of Arts & Ecology at Dartington Arts School.

Episode one offers an interview with Caroline Till, curator of Our Time on Earth at London’s Barbican. Caroline speaks with Natasha and Mike about the important role of collaboration in ecological art and how design and innovation can create a more solutions-focused mindset. This episode is co-produced with Outrage + Optimism. Later in the season listeners can look forward to interviews with many artists across all disciplines, including Jay Griffiths, author of Wild and the forthcoming book Nemesis, My Friend. Jay shares with us her seven-year journey of writing Wild based in Indigenous communities around the world, and her passion for preserving not only our wild places but the wild within us.

Natasha Rivett-Carnac said: “I’m delighted to be starting up this new podcast – the conversation between the arts and ecology is a crucial one as we increasingly work across disciplines to try to collectively turn the tide on climate change. It’s been a fantastic experience working with my colleague Mike and our illustrious roster of industry experts and key speakers to drive the conversation forward and we look forward to continuing this with more people as the episodes are released.”

We are thrilled that in its first week the Arts & Ecology podcast made it into the top charts for arts shows on Apple podcasts. Join us wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.

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