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Scientists, artists and the Earth: co-operating for a better planet sustainability
Convener: Tiziana Lanza  | Co-Conveners: Niamh Shaw , Giuliana D'Addezio , Sam Illingworth 
 / Thu, 27 Apr, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Thu, 27 Apr, 17:30–19:00

​As communicators and artists, ​we have a shared responsibility ​to raise awareness of the importance of planet sustainability. ​ Educating people ​in this regard has normally been executed through traditional educational method​s.​ ​But ​there is evidence that science art collaborations play a vital role in contributing to this issue, through the emotional and human connection that the arts can provide. This session,​ already in​ its third edition, has presented interesting ​and progressive ​​art science collaborations across a number of disciplines focussed on representing Earth science content. ​We have witnessed that climate change, natural hazard, mete​o​rol​o​gy, palaeontology, earthquakes and volcanoes, geology have ​been successfully presented through music, visual art, photography, theatre, literature, digital art, ​where the artists ​explored new ​practices and methods in their work with scientists. ​A fundamental part of all art is the presentation of their final work and so this year, we provide a related 'performative session' of each paper in this session, to allow artists perform excerpts of their work and fully reveal the impact of this work in communicating the bigger planet sustainability message. This related session is entitled “Perform! A platform to discuss Art & Science projects with live presentation”​​.

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