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About this Event

* note there is a separate booking page for The Evening Offer

Wednesday, May 27th

The Offer 11.00-12.30pm

Indigenous Cultures: Representation and Mis-Representation

In the global response to climate and ecological emergency, indigenous communities are very much on the front line, but their voices are rarely heard and they have little control over how they are represented.

Join a discussion with, Jeremy Dennis, contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY, whose work explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation, Thiago Jesus, People’s Palace Projects, who will talk about their work in the Brazilian Amazon and Sarah Shenker, Senior Researcher with Survival International who works alongside tribal peoples around the world.

Facilitated by Polly Gifford from Complicité.

This session has been inspired by Complicité’s production The Encounter, which will be available to watch online for free, from 15-25 May (See Complicité website).

Wednesday 17 June 2020, 11.00-12.30 and 19.30-21.00

Art, Ecology, Emergency: Sustaining Practice

This two-part event will explore the intersections of artistic practice and ecology, bringing together artists, producers, and academics to share their experiences and their research.

Organized by Eden Project Ltd and the Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter

Part One will focus on curatorial and academic perspectives, exploring the relationships between ecological research, artistic practice, and public engagement. Questions explored will include: What kind of ecological knowledge do we need to creatively navigate our way through crisis and uncertainty? How can ecological expertise inform creative practice? Are we all ecologists now?

Host: Caitlin DeSilvey: Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Exeter


Lucia Pietroiusti: Curator, General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries, London; co-curator, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish

Dr Erini Saratsi: University of Reading, lead author on ‘Valuing Arts & Arts Research’ (2019)

Please note that all speakers and both hosts will be present and participating in both sessions. You are welcome to attend either or both parts, but must book separately for each.

The Offer and The Evening Offer are a response to the context of Coronavirus and the devastating impact it is having on our society, and not least on the creative and cultural community. It is a space for anyone involved in or interested in a cultural response to the climate and ecological emergency to gather, to question, to share, and to support each other.

They will be happening every Wednesday, initially during April. The Offer at 11am for conversation-based sessions and The Evening Offer at 7.30pm for creative and regenerative sessions . If anyone is interested in making an offer and leading a session please do get in touch at culturedeclares@gmail.com or via our social media.