Art and Climate Change (AHV2017)

15 credits

This module introduces you to how artists have represented, documented, responded and communicated climate change in their art. You will be offered the opportunity to explore a range of practices spanning from photography, video, performance, installation, new media and expedition. You will evaluate these practices through methodologies and theories drawn from art history and visual culture but also learn about definitions from research conducted by geographers, climate scientists, and anthropologists. You will explore key concepts, such as nature; environment; ecology; weather; anthropocene; climate; art and documentation and learn about the value and impact of art in raising awareness, providing evidence, and creating innovation. The module requires no prior knowledge or skills in art or visual culture and is open to anyone with an interest in how climate change can be represented in art.