The Creative Exchange Programme
The Creative Exchange Programme aims to facilitate collaboration between creative practitioners, the ESI and researchers on our Cornwall Campuses who share an interest in issues of environment and sustainability.
Through this programme we are seeking to develop the region’s creative industries, inspire research and stimulate opportunities for public engagement and collaborative learning.
We circulate a call for proposals for Creative Exchange collaborations bi-annually at the start of the academic year and again in late Spring. Details about calls will be made available on this page. For more information, please contact Caitlin DeSilvey, Joanie Willett and Claire English or for administrative support please contact the ESI admin team.
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Melting Pot Current Collaborations
The ESI Creative Exchange Programme is now closed to proposals for projects to take place in 2018. Please keep checking here for updates on new events, projects and opportunities. We are aiming to have another call for proposals in early 2019.
The University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) hosted the Creative Exchange Programme’s ‘Melting Pot’ on 19 April 2018. The event brought together local creative practitioners to discuss and develop new collaborations with University of Exeter research staff. Read more.
2018-19 Programme Coming Soon
Having received some very exciting proposals, we are currently putting together our programme for 2018-19 academic year. Details will follow soon, with our first exhibition of the new year taking place in September.
Dr Elze Hesse (evolutionary ecologist, ESI) and Fleur Winter (ceramic artist and teacher, Leach Pottery) have teamed up to test contaminated soils in ceramics. In particular, the project will test the impact of mine-degraded soils as additions in ceramic glazes and clay bodies. Read more.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the University’s Social Innovation Group, distinguished photojournalist Paddy Dowling, and local foodbanks. Reflecting on lived experiences of foodbank use, the images and stories illustrate the complex circumstances at play and the power of localised forms of care. Read more.
The Mathematician and the Artist featured Prof Stuart Townley’s landscape paintings that he reinterpreted digitally. By viewing these paintings as models we use to represent and interpret reality, parallels can be drawn to Stuart’s computer-based mathematical models of the environment. Read more.
Rosie Fierek’s artwork is inspired by the work that Tamar Grow Local undertakes in the area - stimulating and incentivizing local food production and consumption - and research by ESI researchers Gloria Salmoral and Xiaoyu Yan on water-energy-food nexus in the EPSRC funded WEFWEBs project. Read more.