What if Climate Change was Purple?
Two multidisciplinary creatives – visual artist, educator, science communicator, researcher and Antarctican Gabby O’Connor and Dr Renee Liang , consultant paediatrician, poet, short story writer, librettist and playwright, have teamed up to pilot My Body, My Place, My World an art-science-community project.
The project aims to partner scientists and artists with communities throughout New Zealand to explore concepts, from the microbiome through to climate change, through scientific and artistic experiments. The goal is to seed a lifelong awareness of our ‘place in the world’ and how our actions tug and pull and coalesce into larger actions that can impact either positively or negatively on our environment. The project has the potential to scale up, working with diverse groups, cultures and settings, starting as a pilot with school children.
Left – Gabby O’Connor. Image credit: Mark Tantrum
Right – Dr Renee Liang. Image credit: Jeff McEwan