Join socially engaged artist Dana Olărescu and visual artist and activist Camille Aboudaram for the second part of two walkshops which will link up salt marshes, the climate crisis and advertisement. Both sessions will take place outdoors. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately. All ages welcome. You are encouraged to come to both walkshops but equally if you can only make one that is absolutely fine.
Salt marshes are coastal wetlands that are flooded and drained by the tides. They store carbon and prevent shorelines from damage by incoming waves. As we are experiencing the looming climate crisis, what can we learn from this unique habitat?
Following on from the first workshop in Aberlady Bay, we will go on an urban walk in the Seafield/Leith area looking at how our public spaces are managed and what we can do about it, specifically looking at outdoor advertising and its impacts on our consumerist lifestyle, drawing a link with the climate crisis and our mental health. Using messages from the previous walk, safe, gentle and playful interactions with the advertising boards/screens will be facilitated.
Dana Olărescu Working at the intersection of social design, installation, and performance, socially engaged artist Dana Olărescu focuses on challenging minority exclusion and environmental injustice.Through participatory methodologies that democratise access to art and knowledge, she aims to give agency to underserved migrant groups and people habitually excluded from decision-making processes, so they can become active co-producers of culture.
Camille Aboudaram is a visual artist, photographer and activist based between Paris and London. Often working with collage and text, she creates designs which are installed in place of advertising. She also leads workshops around poster-making, artivism and politics of public spaces and is the co-founder of London campaign group Adblock Lambeth, part of the national network Adfree Cities.
Read more about the Deluge project here