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Re-imagining Our Environment

Due to Covid-19, the events below will not take place in The Exchange space however, will be experimenting with virtual experiences!  Stay tuned via Instagram @exchangespacekcl and Twitter @KingsSSPP.

Take part, have your say, and re-imagine your own environment through a series of  online activities. Have a go at making art from re-cycled materials, take part in workshops online, share your photographs, and soundbites as we adapt to our changing environment as individuals and collectively.

This is time to share, be inspired and keep learning with the help from the King's community and artists. During this uncertain moment in history, we have an opportunity to re-imagine our world, focusing on alternative futures, and positive actions.

These events will where possible be moved online. 

 Live Art Q&A with King's Experts: 6 April, 1.00-2.30pm. A chance to ask our researchers questions and share your thoughts on a range of issues from air-pollution, sea-level rise, the protection of the Amazon, eco-anxiety and building resilience with Dr Camilla Audia, Dr Tamsin Edwards, Dr Octavio FerrazDr Tomas Maltby and Dr Kris De Meyer, Artist Jenny Leonard will live sketch the discussion.

Bring your Outside In: Tree-Making/ 27 April / Artist Izzy Parker will guide you through how to make a mobile tree from recycled paper to hang in your window. Izzy will run a video tutorial and be on hand to answer any questions. Keep your eyes on The Exchange Instagram, KCLSU Take Time In and SSPP Twitter for the video  

About Trees: Known or Misunderstood? /1 May/ 2pm A live art discussion with Kings tree experts and International Tree Foundation. What can trees teach us? How can they support us? Why must we protect them? Share your own tree stories and see a tree grow before your eyes with live sketching by Jenny Leonard. RSVP to join via Zoom.

TBC/Embroidery Workshop: 'Stitch to Speak Out'  Do you have something to say about the impact of climate change? Express yourself with embroidery with artist, Rosanna McNamara, to imagine alternative futures through the act of making. With Rosanna’s guidance, participants will learn how to use embroidery threads and a hoop, practice basic stitches and start to create their own environment-centred project to take away.

 Living our space and finding our place- embodied practices with the environment. Between 18-24 May. How do we experience our immediate environment through our whole body?  Are our senses open to our surroundings? Take part in somatic exploration, a curated walk and film screening. Join the experiment with researchers, Frances Crowley and Camilla Audia and fellow artists.

Exhibition: Imagining a better world/ TBC An online showcase of works by young people in South London to tell us about their hopes and fears for the future. This is a co-created research project with young people and PhD candidate Hanna Riazuddin (Dept Geography)

For more info email sspp-exchange@kcl.ac.uk

Previous events in Re-imagining Our Environment

27 Apr

Bring Your Outside In: Tree-making

27 April 2020, 17:00 to 18 May 2020, 17:00

Step by step guide to making your own paper tree from materials at home with artist Izzy Parker.