Last week, an event called TippingPoint 2012 took place in Newcastle, UK, bringing together 200 artists and scientists to discuss the role of the arts in fostering awareness and action around climate change and sustainability. TippingPoint holds events like these around the globe – their mission is to “energize the creative response to climate change”. [...]
At Tipping Point Newcastle last week there was a lot of talk about how “angry” we should be about the state of the world and how we could “sustain that anger.” After an initial, but clearly unsustainable, blast from the angry young men and women in the room, a more sober reflection on the intersection [...]
A poem about the future - the next 100 years (well 88 at least) for humanity.
An archive of the live blog from day 2 of Tipping Point 2012 TippingPoint Newcastle Day 2
We’re here at the Hancock Museum, which is a fabulous inspiration for a conference looking at the social/political impact of Art, because of what Museums are. Not many people think of museums themselves as ‘art’. They contain art and ‘artifact’, but the artistic role of curator is that of the story-teller, a metanarrational exploration of [...]
I captured some of the suggested topics for the Open Space discussion at TippingPoint Newcastle. Each topic was proposed by a participant in plenary session – then they move on to discussion in groups – the groups self-organise. The principles and laws of Open Space Technology are used to manage the process (see [...]
I’ve been thinking about the notion of Artistic responses to Big Stuff, and the notion of the responsibility -or otherwise – of artists to be the nerve endings of a society. Which in turn got me thinking about Paul Robeson, which lead me to this quote: “He [Paul Robeson] realized that the artist had the [...]
Archive of the live blog from day one of Tipping Point 2012. You can replay or search this archive here.
What will the programme consist of? The event will draw on experience in holding around twenty such gatherings worldwide in recent years, in the UK held in Oxford. Superficially resembling a conference, the event will in fact contain a minimum of being talked at, and a maximum of information exchange and cross-fertilisation between those present. Throughout, [...]
TippingPoint is network-based organisation aiming to be a year round ‘connector’ of the arts and climate science worlds. At the heart of our work is an international programme of two-day gatherings where artists and scientists participate in an informal but intense series of meetings and exercises to provoke and engender collaborative thinking and creative work. [...]
The Tipping Point Programme – at Great North Museum: Hancock, unless otherwise stated Wednesday Feb 22 Theme: How do I feel about the future? 14.00 – 15.00 Arrivals, Registration and Refreshments 15.00 – 15.30 Welcomes, introductions 15.30 – 17.00 Perspectives on the future: Prof Kevin Anderson and Matt Ridley, chaired by Prof Paul Younger, followed [...]