Lesley Anne Rose, Embedded Artist for the Glasgow City Region with Climate Ready Clyde and Creative Carbon Scotland shares her early reflections on the role of cultural practitioners in Cultural Adaptations.
The threat to human society from increased flooding, more powerful storms, more intense droughts, wildfires, sea levels rising and heatwaves that mark a climate crisis, demand our response. How must our culture adapt, be part of making a society that is responding to our changing present, and create a positive future?
Cultural Adaptations, a project co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme with match-funding from The Scottish Government, seeks to find creative, innovative and place-based responses to climate change impacts, equipping cultural organisations and cities with the knowledge and skills they need.
Leading cultural organisations in the Glasgow, Ghent, Gothenburg and Dublin city regions are paired with local municipal sustainability partners to host transnational knowledge-sharing, drive change by embedding artists in strategic processes, co-create advice for adapting to climate predictions, and develop resources to widen the impact of the project and enable replication.