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Sustainable Matter

Part of: Open | Matter by Variable Matter

Open | Matter is a series of inspirational public engagement events for creatives and the general public interested in design-led practice led by Variable Matter. Each event will offer creatively driven responses to themes of Sustainability, Identity and Co-creation via performative online seminars. The aim is to inspire, learn and invite further calls to action through playful and provocative enquiry.

Staging Change co-directors Alice Boyd and Josie Dale-Jones worked alongside Variable Matter artist David Shearing to create an audio manifesto that questions our sense of hyper-locality and how we might better attune to our surroundings and environment. We invited listeners to move about the parameters of your local, and reimagine your sense of place and surroundings.

On Monday 10th May 2021, Variable Matter and Staging Change hosted a creative seminar in response to the audio experience, exploring locality in relation to sustainable arts practice. Along with our invited respondents Rachel Coleman and Dr Rachel Hann, we asked our audience how creative thinking might inspire alternative ways to tackle our climate crisis.

Listen to the audio piece