Art and Environment Tree Seminar

Art and Environment Tree Seminar

IHOPE’s Art and Environment Tree Seminar was held on November 2nd, 2023.  Thank you to our presenters as well as all who attended and contributed to the success of this event. If you were unable to attend you can watch the recordings of the presentations below. The discussion and question and answer portion of our seminars is not recorded.


Igor Drobyshev, Docent of SLU’s dendrochronology lab in Alnarp, Sweden –

The dendrochronological laboratory in Alnarp ( has its focus on the analyses of patterns and trends in forest fires across circumboreal zones. The lab keeps the leading position in the area of dendrochronological reconstruction of fire histories in Europe, and over the last years produced a solid volume of high quality research on the subject. Between 2016 and 2020 the lab has been leading international consortium PREREAL tasked with evaluating predictability of regional fire activity across the boreal zone. Dendrochronological methods, i.e. analyses using tree rings, remain their primary research tool, however they make active use of paleochronological and modelling techniques as well.


Mia Mulvey, Professor of Ceramics at the University of Denver –

Mia Mulvey’s studio process is one of investigating the environment, wonder, and material and digital technologies. Conceptually her work addresses the recording of time, climate change and our relationship to remote landscapes. This line of inquiry is supported by her overall creative practice and interest in the interplay between art / science and  ceramics / technology. Mulvey is a Professor of Studio Art at the University of Denver. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BFA from Arizona State University.  Her work has shown in numerous venues such as the Denver Art Museum (Colorado), American Museum of Ceramic Art (California), ASU Ceramic Research Center (Arizona) and Goodwin Fine Art (Colorado).  She is a recipient of a Colorado Council on the Arts fellowship, a PROF grant from the University of Denver and residencies at Kohler Arts in Industry (Wisconsin), Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center (Denmark) , The Arctic Circle (Svalbard) and The Montello Foundation (Nevada).

You can find more information on IHOPE’s Art and Environment Seminar series as well as register to attend future seminars here.
The organizer for the Art and Environment seminars is Nicole Miller.
The image featured at the top of this page is the work Pando, 2018, 3d printed porcelain by Mia Mulvey.