Art and Environment

Art and Environment

Art and Environment is a new seminar series that will begin November 2023.
We welcome environmental researchers, students, artists, cultural workers, and anyone interested in the topics to attend. The seminars will be held online, via Zoom.
Questions, comments, or suggestions can be sent to:

The first seminars in the series will be on the theme of Materiality.

Art and Environment: Materiality Seminar Series
The Art and Environment: Materiality seminar series explores the intersection between art and environmental research. Each seminar features two practitioners from different disciplines who come together to discuss their work and methods in relation to specific environmental actors. In the first seminars of the series, to be held in Autumn of 2023, the space where disciplines coalesce will be around the topics of seaweed, trees, and ice. Multiple perspectives on the same subject provide both the audience and researchers the opportunity to explore new possibilities for working and communicating with a broader public where art and the environment meet. The seminars work to show the entanglements of the cultural, biological, temporal, and social, as evident in the material natural world.


Tree Seminar
Thursday, November 2nd, 18.00 – 20.00 Central European Time (13.00 – 15.00 EDT)
Mia Mulvey, Professor of Ceramics, University of Denver
Igor Drobyshev, Docent Dendrochronological laboratory of SLU in Alnarp

Watch the recorded Tree Seminar


Ice Seminar
Thursday, December 7th, 2023, 16.00 – 18.00 Central European Time (10.00 – 12.00 EST)
Bjarki Bragason, Artist, Head of Fine Art Department and Associate Professor, Iceland University of the Arts
Isabelle Gapp, Interdisciplinary Research Fellow, Centre for Environment & Biodiversity and Department of Art History, University of Aberdeen

Watch the recorded Ice Seminar



Seaweed Seminar
Date and co-speaker TBD
Chloé Duteil, PhD student in History, University of Liverpool



If you’d like to stay informed about the seminars in this series you can register your interest here to ensure you always receive updates on new seminars and Zoom links to attend.