Video | 22 October 2021

Narratives for Change: The power of culture to engage us with the climate emergency

Presenting two events within the Festival of Politics, our first event looks at the role of the arts in engaging people and communities with the urgent need for climate action – what can artists can do to advocate change?

Theatre director Katie Mitchell OBE, contemporary artist Christine Borland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Head of Creative Programmes Emma Nicolson reflect on their own work in relation to advocacy, and the power of art form in effecting change. The panel will is chaired by Presiding Officer for the Scottish Parliament, Alison Johnstone MSP, with an introduction from Sir Jonathan Mills, Culture Summit Programme Director.

The fully-captioned recording is available to watch below: 

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