Art and Climate Change

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Mary Conroy will participate in a hybrid event focusing on the role of artists in addressing climate change in waterfront heritage zones, and on community responses in the context of shared global challenges. Art and Climate Change: Saving Waterfront Heritage Zones will bring together artists from the UK, Ireland and India. It is presented by the Arts and Media Division at the Creative Media Academy, and Protracted Crisis Research Centre at the University of West Scotland.

The event will begin with a keynote by Dr. Ben Parry, Bath Spa University, chaired by Prof. Katarzyna Kosmala, and will be followed by two roundtables with the artists sharing their own exemplary practice in the area of climate change, and discussing the sustainability of their artistic engagement and activist interventions. The artists are Dr. Beall (Scotland), Mary Conroy (Ireland), Mrugen Rathod (India), and Assoc. Prof Sharmila Samant (India).

The Q&A discussion on art, activism, social and political change, and the dynamics and limits of culture-led approaches to climate change at waterfront will be chaired by Prof. Graham Jeffery.

The event will be live-streamed from Film City Glasgow. If you wish to attend online, please email

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