CO2 Edenburgh

Last year we participated in Edinburgh Art Festival's 2013 programme through a new project CO2 Edenburgh.

CO2 Edenburgh was a collaboration between Creative Carbon Scotland, artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto with Chris Malcolm, ecoartscotland and Art Space Nature exploring the impacts of Edinburgh’s Festivals on climate change through a visual art-technology performance project and asking the question ‘Can art change the climate?’

As part of EAF we hosted Spirit in the Air – an exhibition which used ground-breaking technology supplied by Gas Sensing Solutions and Envirologger to measure real-time carbon dioxide (CO2) levels when Edinburgh is packed to bursting with artistic activity and people. Throughout the month of August ‘Carbon Catchers’ roamed the the streets and parks of Edinburgh to seek out CO2 hotspots allowing the artists to make the invisible comprehensible through visual and sound works in the gallery.

To find out more about the project click here.

Image: Carbon Catchers Catriona Patterson and Dave Young gauging the CO2 coming from a festival fire eater

Get info on news, opportunities & events by email

About Creative Carbon Scotland

We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

0131 529 7909

Supported by

Creative Scotland logo City of Edinburgh Council logo

A project initiated by Edinburgh’s Festivals with key partners the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network

Edinburgh Festival City logo Federation of Scottish Theatre logo Scottish Contemporary Art Network logo


Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Good Business Charter Accredited