Will Allen speaks at Brown University

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Apr 9, 2012 in news

Please join us tonight (Monday, April 9th) at 5:30pm at the Martinos Auditorium of the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, for an evening lecture by Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power and MacArthur Foundation Grant Recipient. Mr Allen will be speaking on the topic of “A Good Food Revolution,” on the occasion of the […]

EU Transformations Curatorial Report: Ireland Project Scenario

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Apr 13, 2011 in academic, articles, arts, essays, news, publications

2011 Curatorial Report for Transformations, an European Union funded land-art initiative. Read the article here.

Unquiet Pasts: Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-designing Reflexivity

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Mar 20, 2011 in academic, books, publications

2010 Ashgate, Aldershot. (edited with Stephanie Koerner) Read more here.

Estranged Lands: The arts of the Peatlands

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Mar 20, 2011 in academic, articles, arts, essays, publications

2008 in Peatlands, Sculpture in the Parklands, Lough Boora Offaly. Read it here.  

Estranged Lands: The arts of the Peatlands

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Mar 19, 2011 in academic, articles, arts, essays, publications

2008 in Sceal na Mona, Summer. Read it here.  

Eyjafjallajökull and the subliminal sublime

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on May 24, 2010 in blog | No Comments

Just a few weeks ago, an intrepid photographer embarked on a valiant mission – to counter the overwhelming number of ‘mediocre pictures of that volcano in Iceland that no one can pronounce the name of’. For a media that seems obsessed with stories of immense cataclysm and catastrophe, it does seem surprising that most of […]

CO2 Cubes: Copenhagen 2009

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Nov 30, 2009 in blog | No Comments

One of the many exciting projects currently being put together for Copenhagen 2009… Struggling to give physical presence to the environmental carbon emissions, friends at Millenium Art have partnered up with countless supporters to invade the civic spaces of Copenhagen with their CO2 Cubes. Occupying the physical space that 1 tonne of carbon would occupy, […]

Turn any politician green: Guerrilla Gardening to recycle election posters

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Jun 6, 2009 in blog | No Comments

It’s the time of year again when our streets are plastered with faces of the ambitious will-to-power types vying for a spot in national and European politics. Of course, it’s important that people know how their representatives are and are able to recognise them, but there is an uncomfortable ecological feeling seeing all the paper […]

Eco-animation: The Seed by Johnny Kelly

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on May 20, 2009 in blog | No Comments

Here’s a wonderful example of corporation demonstrations producing great art and educational tools. Johnny Kelly’s ‘The Seed’ was underwritten by Adobe (and made by Nexus) as a project to illustrate the uses of Adobe CS4. With music by Jape, the video illustrates the ecological relationship between seeds, trees, fruit, humans and animals in the continual […]

Grow your own fresh Air: Kemal Meattle at TED

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on May 18, 2009 in blog | No Comments

With over 60% of the world’s population living in buildings and over 40% of the world’s energy taken up by those buildings, the importance of finding sustainable ways of engaging with prebuilt architectures is paramount. Kemal Meattle is just such a visionary. He has discovered the correct configuration and ratio of three different plants that […]