Art & Science

Mediating Culturally Adaptation Knowledge Stemming From ARTISTICC's Integrative Community-Centred Research (Lead UVSQ) TASK 5  contribute towards the bridging, within the context of coastal adaptation, of the divides between nature and culture, between scientific knowledge and local actions. In order to do so, the results of tasks 2 to 4 will be mobilized in the Task 5 to produce locally meaningful artwork.

Please find below the work in progress by study site:

Where Who How When Comments
Uummannaq Inuk Design Documentary Film

Teaser available June 10th 2016
Additional material available from a French writer

Final version Oct. 2016.

Final version Oct. 2016


Yonou Léer
Bastien Defives

August 2016

. 3rd meeting July 16 2016

. 2nd meeting July 2nd 2016

You can download the meeting minutes in French here

. 1st Meeting june 21st 2016

you can download the meeting minutes in French here

Brest Le théâtre du Grain Theater 8-12 June 2016

DONE 8-11 juin 2016
photos available here

previews of performances are here

videos of performances are here

Documentary film (by Sébastien Durand)

Cocagne Améri Ka Productions Film 2017
Due to the one year time lag between Canadian site and the others this site will  be working in task 5+6 once the others have finished the full project.

Photographer’s Association of Vypin

Local video makers

Photographic contest

Video competition

31st March 2016

You can download the June 2016 update here.

Prize distribution and display of winning art forms will be conducted on 30th July 2016. During this camp the arts festival of winners, we wish  to collect a feedback  on the message of climate change adaptation.

All the information is available here in the India's FaceBook Page

Alaska Work in progress... Work in progress... Work in progress... Work in progress...
Tiksi Karasyova Galina Theater Work stopped by funding. The work was stopped in January 2016 -funding lack-

These local productions are being assembled, combined, in digital form through this web portal; the final material will be available in November 2016.

The key element here is to give access to the diversity of coastal adaptation experiences while retaining its heterogeneity.
The first step consists of transforming results of the field analysis into locally meaningful narratives.

Storytelling is seen here as an efficient translation tool to connect environmental changes and societies. The current global warming crisis is disconnecting the future from the past by putting such a future beyond the grasp of historical sense. Storytelling may help, in the present, to reconnect the past and the future. Stories bring not only together memory and culture, but also reveal a distance which makes both visible as frames for policymaking (Task6).

We will dovetail the natural science-based, historical and sociological analyses within the narrative forms to be developed. These narratives will be created through joint participatory writing workshops with the local team of scientists, community members and local artists participating in step 2 below. The second step will be to translate the narratives obtained into a variety of art forms. Climate change as a cultural material for artistic production is the subject of a recent yet extremely active interest (see background, above). Within ARTISTICC, we will propose to local artists on the study sites the raw material consisting of the scientific results from the analyses produced within Tasks 2 to 4 and consisting of the narratives produced within task 5. This creative work will be (re-) “composed” through a compositionist exercise. The word compositionist, coming from Bruno Latour’s “Compositionist Manifesto”, means that the divide between nature and society, matters of fact and matters of concern cannot be taken for granted anymore: it underlines that things have to be put together while retaining their heterogeneity. If nature is not already assembled, the scientific facts of the matter have to be constructed and an assembly is necessary to compose a common world through arts and politics (Latour 2010). Furthermore, these compositions will allow for the development of an integrative multi- scale approach that will not betray the diversity of local specificities, thus allowing ARTISTICC results to remain connected to the daily and locally-defined nature of adaptation to climate change.





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