Whatever the Weather was an engagement process in North Glasgow designed to encourage interaction of the local community through use of novel materials. It was part of a project called Weathering Change, designed to help understand how people in communities can become more prepared and stronger in the face of climate change.
The Green Tease network is invited to learn about and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with climate change in North Glasgow, and to consider how the arts can positively contribute to engagement strategies with communities in Glasgow and more widely.
Learning from partners involved in the Whatever the Weather project, we’ll explore the potential for ongoing cultural contributions to engagement projects:
- Offering different ways of addressing the complex issues associated with climate and environment;
- Building stronger connections between local, community initiatives and the wider strategies addressing sustainability;
- Making more personal, the abstract or distant-seeming nature of climate change – or as artist Sarah Gittins describes it, ‘bringing the over there into the here and now’.
During the first part of this Green Tease we’ll hear from a number of partners about the Whatever the Weather project including ice cream architects and Glasgow Centre for Population Health. We will be joined by others in Glasgow working in similar areas and discuss opportunities for connecting culture and climate change in North Glasgow. Networking time will be built in to allow participants the chance to make new connections.
This event is one of four taking place across Scotland in March 2017 which will explore the connections between culture and climate change with artistic and sustainability practitioners. Find out about the culture/SHIFT season and other events here.
Event partners: Sniffer, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Greenspaces Scotland, Glasgow City Council and ice cream architecture.
Venue accessibility: This event venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Gemma.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel information: There are regular buses (simpliCITY 7, 7A or 75) from Glasgow city centre to Saracen Street. Approximate journey length is 15 minutes. A route map is available here.
Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme which connects creative practices and environmental sustainability. Find out more here. Green Tease events are free to attend with refreshments provided.
Image credit: ice cream architecture