Under Her Eye @ The British Library
The Under Her Eye programme at The British Library was organised by Invisible Dust in June. This pioneering two day event explored the way that women are going to be affected by climate change and discussed how women are leading efforts towards a sustainable future.
A one day Climate Summit on the 1st June featured speakers including Caroline Lucas MP (co-leader of the Green Party), author, Margaret Atwood and Hakima El Haité, Moroccan Minister for the Environment and COP22 Host. The one day summit was followed by a festival of public art installations and workshops across King’s Cross on 2nd of June which invited the public to consider and experience climate change through the lens of AIR, LAND and SEA.
Invisible Dust are an award-winning arts science organisation supported by Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England. Dr Erinma Ochu is a trustee and gave a talk at the Climate Summit with visual artist and designer, Caroline Ward on their visual arts residency at The Stuart Hall Library/ INIVA, entitled 'becoming we in the anthropocene'. Their talk charted the impact of colonialism to the hostile environment of austerity and climate change today, considered the relevance of intellectual and creative activism of artists, thinkers and writers including Patricia Hill Collins, Audre Lorde, Jeanette Ehlers, Rosi Braidotti and Ursula Le Guin and unearthed a 'data critter', a queer environmental, more-than-human species that breathes with us to encourage us to consider earth's vital role in supporting life.