Nature and Socially-engaged Arts Practice: Facing the Climate Crisis
About this event
This workshop with Emily Malik of EcoWild, is for any artist [emerging, experienced or established] who wants to make space for discussing the role of socially engaged and participatory art practice in relation to the Climate and Ecological Emergency [CEE].
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for any artist [emerging, experienced or established] who wants to make space for discussing the role of socially engaged and participatory art practice in relation to the Climate and Ecological Emergency [CEE].
What will I gain from the workshop?
You will be able to take some time to reflect on our purpose within socially-engaged arts. If we are in this to improve wellbeing [in its broadest sense], should we consider the role are we playing in the CEE?
Context and Content
What is our reciprocal relationship with the living world when we practice art in nature?
Knowing that our actions as a practitioner are contributing to a thriving future feeds our wellbeing on a deep, some might say spiritual, level.
Natural compounds for art making are an example of breaking away from ecologically damaging practices. What we use goes into the air and the water course. This has a current and significant future impact on everyone’s health and wellbeing.
EcoWild’s Wild Art courses will be used as a discussion topic for how creativity and reflection of aesthetic is practiced in nature. You will be encouraged to share and discuss your own interests and practices.
In this workshop we acknowledge that we are all on a journey with this so can learn together.
- Where are we now?
- What would our next steps be if we were better informed?
- We will also learn by experience and reflection in nature and wellbeing.
About the Facilitator – Emily Malik
As a Biologist, Naturalist and Ecotherapy practitioner, Emily uses cross-sectoral approaches to rekindle our relationship with the living world. Working in health, education, ecospirituality and community engagement, she is fascinated by the potential for enhancement of wellbeing by reconnection with the natural world. As well as her work with EcoWild Emily teaches on Natural Academy’s Ecopsychology Foundation Course and co-leads the Nature and Health Practice network.
Training/certificates: Biology BSc, Ecospychology Cert., Paediatric First Aid, Outdoor Food Safety, Mental Health First Aid, DBS cleared.
How to Book
Price £30 / £15 / or PWYC
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