We are so pleased to have Edward Morris, co-founder of The Canary Project, as the next interviewee in our Skype Interview Series. The Canary Project is an organization dedicated to producing art and media that deepen public understanding of human-induced climate change and energizing commitment to solutions. Originally founded in 2006 as a project to photograph landscapes throughout the world where scientists are studying the impacts of climate change, The Canary Project has since supported diverse projects involving more than 30 artists, designers, writers, educators and scientists. Their focus is on cultivating research-intensive projects that contribute to knowledge building and are able to communicate that knowledge in a way that both respects complexity and inspires respect for life.
They do a wide variety of work from gallery shows to installations in science centers. Green Patriot Posters is a messaging campaign centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to take part in building a sustainable economy. They have commissioned posters from design leaders, and developed an on-line community for sharing and voting on original designs. In the interview, Edward Morris has some incredible insights into time, the importance of art that addresses these issues, and the necessity of science in informing this art. Plus, hear about how he came to start The Canary Project after working as a private investigator!
Click the link below to read more about their many amazing projects, to see some of the posters and art, and to see how you can get involved!
Interview conducted by Alix Lambert. Alix Lambert is an artist, author and filmmaker. She is an Associate Artist of The Civilians and is conducting this ongoing series of interviews for The Great Immensity. Please click HERE for more of her interviews in this series!