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Culture and
Climate Change


Culture and Climate Change has initiated and supported a series of discussions, workshops and seminars, often held in public. These have brought together researchers, artists, producers and media people working on global environmental change issues. We have communicated the insights from these research projects to a wider public through freely accessible print and web publications, exhibitions, e-books and podcasts. All of our activities have sought to break new ground on these important topics.

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Upcoming events

'Culture and Climate Change: Experiments in Public Geography' Invited lecture AGEI

14 September, University of Padua

Invited Lecture by Renata Tyszczuk & Joe Smith at Walk the Talk! Public Geography: Ricerca, Didattica e Terza Missione Giornate della Geografia Padova 13-15 settembre 2018, Associazione dei Geografi Italiani (AGEI)

We know not what we may be

The Pit, Barbican Centre, London
5–9 September 2018

A collaborative and immersive experiment for the invention of the future, ‘We know not what we may be’ invites you to ‘rehearse’ possible tomorrows. Directed by Zoë Svendsen/ Metis, produced by Arts Admin. This performance installation was developed by Zoë on the Climate Change in Residence: Future Scenarios programme. The Barbican will be presenting the performance event as part of their season ‘Art of Change’.

'Cautionary Tales for the Anthropocene', Petrocultures 2018

1 September 2018, University of Glasgow

Keynote lecture by Renata Tyszczuk at Petrocultures 2018: Transitions; An International, Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Oil Cultures and Energy Humanities, 29 August – 1 September 2018

Past events

Culture and Climate Change: Exhibition

12 June – 28 June 2018

Monday to Friday 10.00am-5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm, Sunday closed

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR


‘Future Scenarios: the artist as climate change researcher’ i-Docs

Speakers: Lena Dobrowolska, Teo Ormond- Skeaping, Joe Smith, Renata Tyszczuk

Climate, Culture and Knowledge, i- Docs, The Watershed, Bristol, 21-23 March 2018

Future Scenarios: An Exhibition

Speakers: Renata Tyszczuk, Joe Smith, Hannah Bird, Zoë Svendsen

Anticipation 2017 International Conference
​Senate House, School of Advanced Study, London
8–10 November 2017

Future Scenarios – Zoë Svendsen in conversation with Stephen Peake

Hot Numbers Cafe, Gwydir Rd, Cambridge, Booking via The Junction
5 July 2017, 7pm – 9pm

Culture and Climate Change: Future Scenarios

Speakers: Emma Critchley, Lena Dobrowolska, Teo Ormond-Skeaping, Zoë Svendsen, Joe Smith, Renata Tyszczuk


Artsadmin Toynbee Studios, London
14 June 2017, 7.30pm

Future Scenarios – Zoë Svensden in conversation with Frances Coppola


Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios

Saturday 10 June, 12 - 1.30pm

Future Scenarios – Zoë Svendsen in conversation with Joe Smith

Thursday 23 March, 7pm
University Centre, Mill Lane, Cambridge
Booking via The Junction

Future Scenarios – Zoë Svendsen in conversation with Carolyn Steel

Hot Numbers Cafe, Gwydir Rd, Cambridge

27 February 2017, 7pm – 9pm

Future Scenarios – Joe Smith and Emma Critchley in conversation with Doina Petrescu

7 February 2017, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Blue Moon Café, Sheffield

Scenarios of Climate Change: Energy Futures and Urban Humans

Speakers: Nigel Clark, Stephen Peake

School of Architecture, Arts Tower, University of Sheffield

7 February 2017 , 5pm– 6.30 pm

Future Scenarios – Zoë Svendsen in conversation with Chris Hope

30 January 2017, 7pm - 9pm
Hot Numbers Café, Gwydir Street, Cambridge
Free Event, Booking via The Junction

Future Scenarios – Surgery & Network Event

Speakers: Mark Maslin, Dilys Williams, Kate Fletcher, Hannah Bird, Joe Smith, Renata Tyszczuk, Tony White

ArtsAdmin, Toynbee Studios, London

27 January 2016, 7.30pm

Ways of Knowing the Polar Regions: Past, Present and Future

Speakers: Tamsin Edwards, Mark Brandon, Charlotte Connelly, Nick Drake, Tony White, Dallas Campbell

The Polar Museum, Cambridge

Thursday 15 September 2016

Climate Change in Residence: Announcement of Award Winners

Speakers: Shonagh Manson, Roger Harrabin, Renata Tyszczuk, Hannah Bird and awarded artists

Jerwood Space, London

23 May 2016