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Will You Be There for the Big One?
As the Big One approaches, we have a simple question – “Will You Be There?” Perhaps your counter question might be “Why SHOULD I be there?” If you are asking questions like this, or even if you’re just looking for inspiration, then read on!
Following our call out for sculptors, XR Wordsmiths take a look at the wider concept of art, in the context of communicating the Climate and Ecological Emergency. What works and what doesn’t? And what is art anyway? What is Eco-art? Read on!
A Renaissance for the Planet?
The Park by Adam Marx is one of our favourite Solarpunk stories from the original Showcase. It’s inspired us to contemplate sculpture, Art, and their place within our movement for change. But what else could it do? Is there more? Maybe! If you know an artist or sculptor get them to read this blog!
Words into Swords
If someone told you the right words, at the right time, what could they make you do? Would you believe, anything? In the wrong hands, Words can be deadly, But they could also save the world, No matter where you say them, You’ll know that you’ll be heard. Dive in!
Active Hope – The Essential Tool
Happy New Year! As Extinction Rebellion UK announces “we quit!” Eileen Peck assesses this new strategy, and goes in search of motivation and hope for the challenges ahead.
Ferocious Fashion Part 3: Fashioning a Future
So, ultimately, how can fashion become more sustainable? Who is working to achieve this aim and what are they doing? And what changes can each of us make to our relationship with clothing in order to be kinder to the planet? In this final part of the series Mick Haining investigates all of this and…
Solarpunk on the Move: Solarpunk Nomadism and Near-Future Climate Resilience
As our second Solarpunk showcase opens and we ask you to give us your visions of a positive future for humanity and nature, we also ask: what is Nomadpunk? And how could it save the planet? Solarpunk author Christopher R Muscato is our guide to this exiting phenomenon! Stay tuned to find out how you…
Ferocious Fashion Part 2: Clothed in Chemistry
In the second part of Ferocious Fashion, Mick Haining explores the full consequences of the pollution we unleash on the planet with our clothing of convenience choices.
Statement from XR Wordsmiths on the Death of Mahsa Amini and the Protests in Iran
Statement from XR Wordsmiths following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini and the subsequent unrest in Iran.
Ferocious Fashion – Part 1: The Monster Among Us
Why does fashion hold such a grip on our collective consciousness? How did it come to form part of our identity? What is Fast Fashion, and why is it such a disaster for human rights? Mick Haining investigates all these questions and more in Part 1 of Ferocious Fashion.
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