Poetry of Places is an idea that grew out of my passion for bringing poetry and other art forms to a much broader audience using the latest technologies, multi-media, cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovative venues and events. I am especially interested in creating poems and other art works that are inspired by both deeply felt experience and objective research, and which respond to the need for the arts to help us meet our global challenges.
The pilot project is based on a developing collection of my own poems that explore the ways in which we interpret and are formed and transformed by the natural environments we experience. It will create immersive live experiences which will get us thinking more broadly and deeply about the value to be found in the earth’s natural environments.
Another particular interest of mine is the application of the arts to environmentally/ecologically designed buildings, landscapes and interiors and the social, physical and psychological benefits this can offer. This is why I hope that we will screen our film-poems in innovative environmentally designed indoor or outdoor spaces.
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On a personal level this project combines my love of poetry with a passion to help build a better environment for future generations. It also arises from my confidence that new technologies and collaborations across artistic genres and research disciplines is the basis for producing the quality and quantity of innovation that is necessary to achieve such ambitious goals such as those outlined in the UN’s the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
I hope that our activities and events will help in maintaining the momentum created by the UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris later this year, otherwise simply known as “Paris 2015” (Nov 30 – Dec 11) and all the related satellite events. See the link below for details of the UN conference: