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July 2020
We hope your summer is going well!

For the second edition of our monthly newsletter, we are focusing on the Irish context, complemented by an intriguing talk on water. Scroll down for a blog on axis arts centre going green, a presentation on Water, Rain and Creativity, and a spotlight focusing on one of our embedded artists -  Maeve Stone.
axis goes green: progress so far and looking ahead
Our cultural partner axis arts centre from Dublin, Ireland has been paired up with the region's energy agency Codema, working together with embedded artist Maeve Stone to explore new ways to reduce emissions and increase resilience. Mark O'Brien, the director of axis wrote a blog outlining the steps they have taken so far as part of the axis goes green initiative, expressing the enthusiasm for the things coming ahead.
Presentation: Water, Rain and Creativity (30 min)

How we understand and use water will become even more important as climatic changes lead to periods of more intense rainfall and more frequent droughts. Hosted by Creative Mornings Gothenburg, this presentation by Jens Thoms Ivarsson, Creative Director at Rain Gothenburg in the City of Gothenburg, explores the availability, the creativity and the opportunity of water. Jens explains how his previous work has focused on using water to create an ‘experience’, shifting the way we create the spaces in which we live. Jens also talks about Gothenburg's goal of being ‘the best city in the word when it rains’. We hope you enjoy the innovative examples of adapting the cityscape, and we encourage you to explore more resources like this one on our website.
Spotlight: embedded artist Maeve Stone
In this spotlight section of the newsletter, we will focus on the people and organisations leading the Cultural Adaptations project to give you more insight into our work.

Our second spotlight is on Maeve Stone, who is embedded in the partnership of axis arts centre and Codema, to explore the role of arts
in shaping how Irish society adapts to the impact of climate change. Maeve is a director, writer and activist working in theatre and film. She creates work that responds to issues of climate and race, with an emphasis on musical innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. Her practice pushes for new form, and establishes an intersection of method, aesthetics and political engagement, while using a feminist lens.

Stone said: "This project feels like a chance to apply non-traditional creative thinking to a new policy document that is seeking structural and social reform on a grand scale. The project will push me to discover interesting ways of engaging public imagination around Dublin’s/Codema’s Climate Change Action Plan." 

Maeve has recently written a blog, sharing her midway reflections on the embedded artist process. Read the blog and explore other resources below.
We hope you enjoyed the content. What are some of your favourite examples of creative solutions to climate change or Covid-19? Follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook) and let us know!

Best wishes,

The Cultural Adaptations team
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union TILLT
creative carbon scotland
green track
Scottish Government - Riaghaltas na h-Alba City of Gothenburg
Codema - Dublins Energy Agency
Rain Gothenburg
Climate Ready Clyde
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