I've been reading the Guardian's collection of short-stories on the theme of water and listening to the podcast. It got me thinking not only about how essential and simultaneously risky water is in all our lives, but also about the role it plays in our art and culture... On this blog, as well as gathering stories about floods, it would be interesting to explore water in our literature, folk law, paintings... There has been something of a 'move' lately to bring the science and culture of environmental issues together, particularly climate change. Paul Allan from the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth has driven the Emergence project (summit in 2012), linking art with the science of climate change to communicate the imperative to reduce carbon emissions. Another initiative features a symposium, 'Future Climate Dialogues' in Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 13th June.


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