Arts, Sciences and Climate Change

Arts, Sciences and Climate Change

Within climate change debates, writers and scholars have called for expanded methods for producing science, for proposing strategies for mitigation and adaptation, and for engaging with publics. Arts–sciences discourses are one area in which increasing numbers of practitioners and researchers are exploring ways in which...
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Cooling Station / Kühllabor

Cooling Station / Kühllabor

As part of the Regionale 12 event in Murau, Austria, Weather Permitting is taking part in “Kühllabor” / “Cooling Station: Worldwide Geoengineering and Local Weather-Making.” The event is curated by Klaus Schafler in collaboration with Christina Nägele, and runs from 25 June – 21 July...
Climate Change and the Imagination

Climate Change and the Imagination

This review article surveys the complex terrain of the imagination as a way of understanding and exploring the manifestations of anthropogenic climate change in culture and society. Imagination here is understood as a way of seeing, sensing, thinking, and dreaming that creates the conditions for...
Forecast Factory

Forecast Factory

Snow globes offer a window into imaginary and speculative landscapes. They present landscapes within submerged and drifting scenes that are intended to be turned upside down and unsettled. This Weather Permitting project explores how the snow globe is an ideal device for projecting and examining...
Bipolar

Bipolar

Bipolar is an interdisciplinary polar archive developed by Kathryn Yusoff in collaboration with Arts Catalyst and the British Library. Created for International Polar Year 2007-08, the collection is  published in conjunction with a symposium held at the British Library in November 2007, which brought together...
Bear Life

Bear Life

This paper discusses the keeping of polar bears in the Singapore Zoo, where they undergo a displacement from the Arctic to the tropics. In the context of this bear life, which is at once contingent upon the status of environments, and is also faced with...