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Art and Climate Change - A talk with experts and artists



Art and Climate Change - A talk with experts and artists

An evening event in celebration of new artwork by artist Federico Massa (a.k.a. Iena Cruz), with a series of talks by experts and artists on Art and Climate Change.

On the occasion of a residency of street artist Federico “Iena Cruz” Massa at the Italian Institute of Culture - Dublin, the artist will present his latest work realized for Waterford Walls and will present pictures of precedent works done in Rome and New York (where he realized the city’s first carbon neutral street art, painted entirely with eating pollution paint, with little to no environmental footprint).

This event will also include talks by Prof. Quentin Crowley - Director of the Trinity Centre for the Environment, Marie Gordon - expert in innovative Climate Change Communication, and Cristina Ciampaglione - Project Manager of The Walls Project CLG and coordinator of a street art project on climate change in Waterford.

Admission free.

Event in English.


Speaker's information

Federico Massa aka Iena Cruz, is the Streets Award’ winning artist, for Green Point Heart 2020, presented by Green Point Innovation. As an official feature of Climate week NYC 2020 and the SDG Action Zone during the UN General Assembly. New York City’s first carbon neutral street art, painted entirely with pollution-eating paint, and has little to no environmental footprint.

He is now a globally recognized muralist, contemporary artist and set designer. Through his murals, he depicts concepts concerning climate change, pollution risks and the problem of animal extinctions.

Quentin Crowley is the Director of the Trinity Centre for the Environment, Associate Professor in Geology and academic lead of EIT Climate-KIC at TCD. Dr Crowley is a keen advocate of multidisciplinary approaches of enquiry, analysis, and communication. His research focuses on environmental change through time and utilises his knowledge of Earth Systems to address key societal challenges. Dr Crowley is consortium lead for an international project entitled the Climate Leadership Journey, in collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC, academic and industry partners across the EU. This year 160 students and early-career professionals will participate in the Climate Leadership Journey programme to develop insights and leadership skills for local climate action. Dr Crowley is also co-lead of a new Human Capital Initiative project entitled Ireland's Knowledge Centre for Carbon and Climate, which over the next three years seeks to enable the innovative and systemic adaptation of enterprise and society to a decarbonised economy and sustainable living.

Marie Gordon has an undergrad in illustration and is an MSc Climate Change Communication graduate - interested in innovative Climate Change Communication & supporting communities to engage with climate action in empowering and creative ways.

With a background of working in events organisation, digital comms, client services and project management, she is particularly interested in participation and engagement as forms of effective climate change communication spurring positive action.

Cristina Ciampaglione is an Italian Arts Manager based in Ireland. She has extensive experience managing and administrating arts events/projects in Ireland and Italy, with four years specifically focused on Street Art initiatives and previously involved with delivering Creative Europe funded project Murals for Communities.

Cristina is currently the Project Manager at The Walls Project CLG and is working with the artist duo from Bloom the Art Project from Dublin, and artist Magda Karol on the Action Climate Targets initiative in Waterford - a project that brings together Waterford City and County Council (WCCC) and South East Technological University (SETU) in an exciting initiative funded by Creative Ireland Climate Action fund.


Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organised by : IIC Dublino

Admission : Free


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