New Zealand Arts Incubator - Public Workshop

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 14:00
Otago Museum 419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Climate Kit is looking for people interested in science, art, and design to participate July 16-22 in an Arts Incubator workshop at the Otago Museum in Dunedin. This workshop, broken down into two sessions, explores field work for new methods of urban resiliency in the face of climate change and human-impacted environments. Whether you are an expert or a novice, this workshop will give you a chance to engage your city and region in a new way. The results of the workshop will be publicly shown as part of the Climate Kit exhibit, at the Otago Museum this August.

Workshop 1: Field Guides for Urban Resiliency - July 16 & 17
We will be exploring Dunedin as an urban and natural environment through a series of mapping, photographic, and electronic explorations. We will discuss climate through the lenses of resource, vulnerability, and resiliency. We will develop icons for climate threat, and rethink the field guide as an urban tool. Participants will have access to solar kits, aerial mapping equipment, and real-time sensors to explore methods of connecting with their local environment through high and low tech tools.
Workshop 2: Geologic Spheres of Action - July 21 & 22
We will be exploring Dunedin as interactions between geology and urban life through a deep dive into projects, organizations, and connections with the five geologic spheres: earth, air, water, ice, and living things. We will work with local organizations to explore sites and concerns of resiliency for these five urban actors, and help participants hone these ideas into project ideas for the micro-grants.
At the end of these workshops, participants will be able present their ideas and project proposals for funding. Four small-grants will be given for projects to be developed and exhibited at the Climate Kit show at the Otago Museum in August.