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FUTURE SCENARIOS: HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH CLIMATE CHANGE

Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping

Key-points | Can we photograph climate change? In this workshop artists will discuss the history of photography and climate change, the shifting cultural meaning of nature and its relation to art and photography, the concepts of the Anthropocene, ecology without nature, first and second nature and queer ecology. They will also consider post-colonialism, modes of decolonisation, slow violence, environmental racism and climate justice, how to collaborate with researchers and artists, how to work in the field, the importance of research, and ways to struture a project.


Objectives | The participants will have the opportunity to undertake several exercises where they can speculate about possible narratives about future scenarios inspired in images that each of them wiil bring and share. The workshop will close with a discussion about the power of narrative and how it shapes our future.


Participants | Students, self-taught, activists, profissional photographers and from other artistic areas. Candidates must be over 18 years of age.


Formators biography
| Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping are a Polish-British artist collaboration working with a combination of documentary photography, documentary and narrative film, virtual reality, installation and research. They began their collaboration in 2012, after undertaking a field trip together to China. Since this time they have worked on long-term documentary narrative projects relating to climate change and the Anthropocene that are global in focus.


Price

Students | 20€

General Public | 25€

Local
| The workshop will take place in Rectory of University of Porto

Date | 19th may

Schedule | 9h-12h; 13h-17h

Minimum/Maximum participants | min. 15 / max. 20

Notes | Each participant should use their own equipment.

The workshop will be lectured in English.

For more information, please contact Ci.CLO Bienal Photography of Porto - geral@ciclo-bienal.org