To address the climate crisis, one step we need to take is to reduce emissions and pollution associated with travel. This Green Tease event will explore the impacts and opportunities of this transition, looking at what our future neighbourhoods, countries and world might look like. We’ll be exploring questions such as:
- If long distance travel and flights need to become less common, how can we preserve and strengthen international connections?
- Are there opportunities to reconnect with places closer to home?
- And what does this mean for practices in the arts and culture sector such as international touring?
We’ll navigate these questions with the help of three expert speakers:
This will be followed by some time for questions and discussion. We’ll conclude the event with an imagining exercise exploring what neighbourhoods of the future should be like. We’ll apply what we’ve learned from our speakers to consider how local and international connections might be strengthened, what transport infrastructure should look like, and what role the arts can play.
About the Speakers
Anna Hughes is director of Flight Free UK. Anna has worked in the sustainable transport sector since 2008, mainly focussing on increasing cycling levels with children and families. A lifelong environmentalist, she made the decision to stop flying more than ten years ago and hopes the #FlightFree2022 campaign will inspire others to do the same.
Jamie Munn is chief executive of Nevis Ensemble. He has returned to live and work in Scotland after almost 10 years working on music projects and for music-based organisations in Berlin, Nairobi, Mumbai , Dubai and Hong Kong, as well as leading workshops in Cambodia, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and Thailand. He was General Manager of Live Music Now Scotland, and has worked on projects for the European Music Council, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music. He is on the Board of Trustees of Drake Music Scotland and Mendelssohn on Mull Festival.
Karen Ridgewell is a Principal Design Officer at Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS), a Trustee of Creative Carbon Scotland and the Chair of A Place in Childhood, a charity that supports young people to change our world. Karen is a multi-disciplinary with over fifteen years’ experience of working in the Built Environment within Architectural Practice, a national Contractor and an Active Travel charity. Her work at A&DS has focused on supporting Local Authorities to include mitigation and adaptation into spatial plans, development strategies and briefs and most recently, supporting place-based climate action in a network of small Scottish Towns.
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About Green Tease
This event is taking place as part of the Green Tease events series and network, a project organised by Creative Carbon Scotland, bringing together people from arts and environmental backgrounds to discuss, share expertise, and collaborate. Green Tease forms part of our culture/SHIFT programme.