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Environmental Conflicts

The residency programme invites the creative practitioners to work with natural and social scientists to consider the role of art and science in transforming environmental conflicts.

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More information can be found on the web page by following the link below:

Environmental Conflicts: ACES webpage

In 2011 a group of artists worked with scientists from The Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability (ACES) to explore issues surrounding Conflicts arising from Conservation initiatives.

The project came to an end at the ACES conference held in Aberdeen in August 2011 where over one hundred delegates from all over the world gathered to discuss the topic of Conservation Conflicts.

Following the success of this project, six artists and nine scientists are collaborated on a new project looking at the complexities arising from differing uses of natural resources.

The residency programme invited the creative practitioners to work with natural and social scientists to consider the role of art and science in transforming environmental conflicts. They moved beyond advocacy arguments and polemics to consider how alternative viewpoints can be brought together to help break down barriers and help make solutions possible and create space for understanding and solutions.

The artists

Richard Craig, flautist
Helen Denerley, sculptor
Jo Falla, author
Matt Hulse, film maker
Alan McKendrick playwright
Sera James Irvine, artist

The scientists

Bill Adams, Cambridge
Maggie Gill, Edinburgh
Justin Irvine, Aberdeen
Aly McCluskie, RSPB
Steve Redpath, University of Aberdeen
Paul Rogers, Bradford
Bill Slee, Aberdeen
Rebecca Wade, Abertay
Pete Moore, Inverness