Ways of Seeing Climate Change - Invisible Dust

Extracts from performances and speakers at Ways of Seeing Climate Change conference


Ways of Seeing Climate Change was a conference, organised by Invisible Dust, bringing artists and scientists together to explore climate change. Manchester has one of the highest numbers of scientists working on climate change and energy research in the UK. This event brought 70 artists and scientists together to explore this issue and look at new ways that this collaboration can contribute to a greater public understanding.

Speakers included; Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell (Manchester University), Professor Kevin Anderson (Tyndall Centre) Juergen Maier (Siemens), Alice Sharp (Invisible Dust), John Vidal (Guardian), Sasha Englemann (Oxford University), Erinma Ochu (Wellcome Trust), Jordan Kaplan (Parabola Trust), Faisal Abdu'Allah (artist), Phil Korbel (Cooler Projects), Mariele Neudecker (artist), Dr Grant Allen (Manchester University) and David Malone (BBC).

The day also included performances from artist Ellie Harrison, and a performance of 'Rising' by Adam Chodzko, co-commissioned with Great North Run Culture. These performances are part of Invisible Heat, a new Invisible Dust project about the health affects of climate change, supported by the Wellcome Trust. In the evening, three performances at Manchester Museum from Tim Spooner, Owl Project and Ellie Harrison finished off the day.

Ways of Seeing Climate Change was produced by Invisible Dust in association with Manchester University and supported by Siemens. With thanks to all speakers and participants, The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.

Additional camera work from Tor Kristoffersen.

December 2013