What does it mean to ‘rehearse’ the future?

Zoe Svendesen, Director of Metis Arts and Co-Director reflects on the production and the feedback which has been received by audience members and reviewers.
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3rd Ring Out: Rehearsing the future – Premieres in Newcastle

The containers are packed up and moving on up to Newcastle. New audiences will be able to experience the very real disaster scenarios created by the team at Metis Arts. Soon we will be adding new features tot he website which will allow audience members to see all the voting results from each performance on Full Article »
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Climate Change and Conflict

While early analyses of climate change focused on its physical causes and impacts, recent years have increasingly shown that climate change affects nearly all areas of life — including some that had previously not been connected. In particular, climate change is now understood to spark conflict situations around the globe, whether from decreasing available resources Full Article »
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Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

Cultural heritage sites around the world are vulnerable to many of the potential impacts that climate change poses. Impacts ranging from sea level rise, changes in atmospheric composition, and increased climatic volatility all threaten historic sites, structures, and landscapes. In recent years governments and organisations tasked with safeguarding cultural heritage have responded to these challenges Full Article »
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Forests and Deforestation

The earth’s forests are one of its most valuable natural assets to fight climate change. As natural carbon ‘sinks’, the amount of carbon they consume through photosynthesis (converting CO2 to oxygen) plays a crucial role in regulating the earth’s temperature. Yet across the globe forests are under severe threat: both from other landforms such as Full Article »
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