Art/Science Exchange


Tuesday 16 July 2019

10:30 AM - 01:30 PM


Double Day Room, Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, CV8 3LG




Event details

Conversation between the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Centre for Agroecology, Water & Resilience (CAWR)

CAWR is a pioneer in research into resilient and socially just food and water systems internationally. Its growing community of staff, students and collaborators represent a rich diversity of different disciplines and cultures from across the world. Together, they have created a rare, convivial environment for collaboration, which transcends traditional boundaries between the sciences, the arts and wider society.

CIWEM is the leading royal chartered professional body dedicated to the sustainable management of the environment, globally. Like CAWR, it has a strong commitment to creating a safe space for collaboration, encouraging members to express themselves and add the richness that a broad range of perspectives bring. Both organisations share the belief that the knowledge of people - artists, citizens, farmers, scientists, water users - all matters in nurturing a better, more just world.

CCANW is an innovative educational charity focused on exploring new understandings of our place within Nature through the Arts. Since 2013, it has delivered its programmes through partnership working and is increasingly working Internationally. It is co-founder with CIWEM of the Arts and Environment Network.

This gathering will:

  • Provide a safe space for exchange of ideas and perspectives
  • Invite us to know new people, and be known by them
  • Give us time to explore different sides of ourselves
  • Enhance our collaborations
  • Nourish our bodies and minds

The exchange and lunch is an opportunity to meet, hear about each other’s work and explore new collaborations between CIWEM and CAWR. The discussion will include contributions from CIWEM West Midlands and Clive Adams of the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), who co- founded the Arts and Environment Network with CIWEM in 2007. Representatives from CAWR will share the latest developments in the fields of enquiry covered by the Centre’s work. There will be an opportunity to hear more about CAWR’s innovative Artist Research Residency initiative from research associates Miche Fabre Lewin and Flora Gathorne-Hardy of Touchstones.


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