July 5, 2021

"How the arts can connect and sustain us in the climate movement" | Talking In This Climate

"How the arts can connect and sustain us in the climate movement" | Talking In This Climate

Can music, film, literature and art inspire climate activism or change our perspectives on climate change? In this episode, we discuss non-academic examples of climate change communications.

Arguably, pop culture can have as much, or perhaps even greater, impact than academic literature on getting us to think differently about climate change and the world that we live in.  

In preparing for this episode we each shared a short film or a piece of music that has had an impact on us and how we experience environmentalism. We encourage you to take a look at our playlist and feel free to share your own examples of non-academic climate change communications on our Facebook page!

Our discussion in this episode focuses on two examples from our playlist: The first one is Yurala, a track by Marliya Choir (who are a part of Gondwana Choirs, forming a part of Spinifex Gum – a collective of voices led by Felix Riebl from The Cat Empire.) and the second one is Carbon Whore, a short film produced by the Youth Disability Advocacy Service in 2010.

Follow this link to listen to our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjy7CI8OhkWrmiUxc44CgsgQT88cxiRiN

Recorded 14 June 2021.

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