Dawn of the Symbiocene: photo by Cathy Fitzgerald, Jan, 2019 A call to Earth's Creative Community–to Envision Earth As Forest! Your invitation to contribute to a digital commemoration of forests that will be held in perpetuity at holdourbreath2040.com Expressing fundamental values like love and care for others are part of any healthy culture. However, I…Read more Help Hold Our Breath for 2040: Call to Global Creative Community to Envision Earth as Forest
New ecosocial art practice book–: ‘Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place’ and guest talk by Iain Biggs
If you come here to help me, you are wasting your time.If you came here because your liberation is bound up with mine,Then let us work together. Mary Watkins quotes an Aboriginal Activist from Queensland, Australia, in Mutual Accompaniment and the Creation of the Commons, cited in the new Routledge book: Creative Engagements with Ecologies…Read more New ecosocial art practice book–: ‘Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place’ and guest talk by Iain Biggs
Innovative 6-week online ‘Ecoliteracy course for Creatives and Art Educators’–seen as a success on Earth Day 2020
This post is from my Haumea Ecoliteracy for the Arts site from a few weeks ago: I have been so busy the last few months in launching my first pilot online course. As I’m just about to launch my next pilot course I thought my followers would like to hear how it went.
ABOVE: ‘The Rapunzel Tree’ – new painting courtesy of Irish artist Rachel Webb, April 2020
In this planetary pause, there is more awareness that we need to live well with the Earth’s wider community of life. Creative practices–informed by ecoliteracy (ecological knowledge)–will have important social power to invite society to reflect and reimagine the better world we know is possible. Cathy Fitzgerald PhD., launched an innovative 6-week online ecoliteracy course for creatives that coincided with the pandemic. She reflects now that an accessible and engaging ecoliteracy education for our art sector shouldn’t cost the Earth.
“Today, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and I’m hosting the final live Zoom meeting of my pilot 6-week ecoliteracy for creatives course. My course has been timely–I have found a relatively low-cost means to share my eco-social art practice experience and knowledge of advances in the art and ecology area in an…
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