Just Talking: Displaced Art in a Displaced Climate


August 17


06:00 pm - 07:30 pm


St. John's Church Hall

Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB, EH2 4BJ

An open panel discussion, with an opportunity for questions from the audience.

The arts have for centuries been used as a powerful tool for social change. And the sharing of art from different cultures, peoples and places is one of the most potent ways of uniting humans. However, in the midst of today’s climate crisis, we all must be mindful of how we travel. Is it right for artists to tour using means of transport that requires fossil fuels? What are the roles and responsibilities of the touring artist in a climate emergency?

This conversation event will be chaired by Ian Garret from the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, Canada. Ian will be joined by Emma Bartolomucci, choreographer, dancer, climate activist and Director of Canadian dance group Dance Fachin, and Matthew Whiteside, composer and Artistic Director of The Night With…

This event is free, with a suggested donation of £7