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‘Ways of Seeing Climate Change’ 13

© Mariele Neudecker, 400 Thousand Generations, 2009

Wednesday 30th October 10am-5.30pm

Bringing artists and scientists together to explore climate change.

Produced by Invisible Dust in association with Manchester University and supported by Siemens.

Venue: St James’ Building, 61-95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ.
Getting there


“Scientists will this week issue their starkest warning yet about the mounting dangers of global warming.” The Observer, 21st September 2013.

This event gave scientists and artists the opportunity to plan ideas together on a future funded project and included workshops on climate change and action, health, fuel poverty, reducing your carbon footprint and technology. (See video.)


Artist Faisal Abdu’Allah

Dr Grant Allen, School of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, Manchester University

Climate Scientist Professor Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre and Manchester University

Sasha Englemann, Creative Technologist, Invisible Dust

David Malone, filmmaker and writer both of the BBC’s ‘Metamorphosis, The Science of Change’ and of the financial blog GolemXIV

Jordan Kaplan, curator, Tatton Park Biennial

Phil Korbel, Director, Cooler Projects CIC

Juergen Maier, Managing Director
Siemens Industry Sector UK & Ireland

Artist Mariele Neudecker on her work in the Arctic and deep sea

Erinma Ochu, Wellcome Trust Fellow, Life Sciences, Manchester University

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell,  President and Vice Chancellor, Manchester University, and Co-Chair of the Council for Science and Technology

John Vidal, Guardian Environment Editor

Performance of Rising by artist Adam Chodzko*.

Performance by artist Ellie Harrison*.

Watch video of the performances.

Manchester has one of the highest numbers of scientists working on climate change and energy research in the UK. This event brought 70 artists and scientists together to explore this issue and look at new ways that this collaboration can contribute to a greater public understanding.

It included Rising by Adam Chodzko a performance which transports us to a ‘Blade Runner’ like future. The Great North Run in Newcastle is under water due to climate change and includes swimming through underwater car parks and navigating landmarks beneath the water’s surface.  Rising is co commissioned with Great North Run Culture.

*Adam Chodzko and Ellie Harrison’s performances are part of Invisible Heat, a new Invisible Dust project about the health affects of climate change, supported by the Wellcome Trust.


6.30-8.30pm performances, 30th October, Manchester Museum

An evening of artists performances took place to explore new ideas around science and climate change. From flooding to biodiversity and consumerism artists Ellie Harrison, Tim Spooner and Owl Project presented works curated by the Director of Invisible Dust and Honorary Researcher Manchester Museum, Alice Sharp, in the atmospheric Living Worlds Gallery. The event was the first in a series of events Invisible Dust will be curating for Manchester Museum to coincide with Owl Project’s residency at the museum.

Venue: Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL – Getting there


Both of these events are part of Manchester Science Festival 2013.

Info on John Vidal, Guardian Environment Editor.

David Malone’s GolemXIV.

Watch David Malone’s BBC film on YouTube ‘Metamorphosis, the science of change.