ashdenizen: tipping point launches first of four discussions

At this weekend’s Tipping Point conference, there’ll be a panel discussion on the first morning at the Examination Schools, Oxford (pic), which will examine ‘A History of Cultural Responses to Climate Change’.

The discussion is chaired by Quentin Cooper (presenter of Radio 4’sMaterial World) and the panel includes Diana LivermanNigel Clark,Siobhan Davies and Wallace Heim, the Ashden Directory co-editor, and guest blogger here.

This is the first of four discussions on culture and climate change, organised by Joe Smith and myself. The discussions will be recorded and made available on the Open University iTunesU.

This blog will be reporting on the panel discussion and, more widely, on the two days of the Tipping Point conference.

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Why is so much public art about the past, not the future?

Via Citypollen, a video of Mircea Cantor’s Monument for the end of the world, which the blogger came across as part of Modern Art Oxford’s Transmission Interrupted (which continues until June 21.) And for her it raises an interesting questions. Why are public spaces dominated by thoughts of the past, …
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