Cultural Adaptations
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June 2020
We hope this newsletter finds you well!
This is the first of our monthly newsletters sharing useful and inspiring content updating you on the Cultural Adaptations project and conference. For our first regular newsletter, we have some updates from the Dublin transnational meeting, a webinar on creativity and climate change, and a spotlight focusing on one of our embedded artists - Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert.

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Transnational workshop, COVID-19 and reflections
The Dublin transnational workshop was due to take place from 12 to 14 March of this year, just when the global pandemic started affecting our everyday lives in northern Europe. Our Belgian partners, Greentrack Ghent, wrote a blog explaining how COVID-19 changed our plans, outlining current progress in our embedded artist projects, and reflecting on what we’ve learnt so far.
Webinar: Creativity and Climate Change

These current times have sparked interest in remote learning especially in the form of webinars. Below you can find a webinar, hosted by Adaptation Scotland, focusing on the importance of creativity within climate adaptation work, and outlining some of the motivations behind the Cultural Adaptations project as well. The webinar shows some concrete examples of using creative practices within adaptation work, with contributions from sustainability charity, SNIFFER and visualisation tool, Scriberia. You'll also hear from one of our embedded artists, Lesley Anne Rose, and from our Scottish partner, Creative Carbon Scotland. We encourage you to explore more resources like this one on our website.
Spotlight: Embedded Artist Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert
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 to our work.

Our first spotlight is on Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert, who is embedded within the City of Ghent and Greentrack Ghent, helping to implement the city's adaptation plan. Anyuta is a Russian-Belgian artist, who trained as a photographer and multimedia artist but does not limit herself to fixed and defined media. In her artistic practice she often sets out from the idea itself and from there looks for the most suitable form of expression. This search forms a substantial part of her work, e.g. in participative projects where the result plays an equally important role as the process itself. The projects she engages in are therefore often of very diverse. 

Ghent’s Climate Adaptation Plan has a significant focus on desurfacing to meet both the challenges of the rising heat stress as well as heavy rainfalls and floods. Anuyta focuses specifically on the desurfacing project ‘Paul De Smet De Naeyer Park’ where she is looking at and contributing to the participation process involving the neighbourhood in the design and implementation of the climate adaptation plans for this park. Anuyta has recently written a blog, reflecting on the first stages of the project. Read the blog and explore other resources below.
Please get in touch if you have any questions. We encourage you to note down our conference dates - 2-4 March 2021 - and hope to see you there! Register your interest now to be first to hear about tickets and programme updates.

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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