The Drowning World @gideonmendel

Can the art inspire positive change? This week the UK parliament has declared a state of ‘Climate Emergency‘ as a response to widely held public protests catalyzed by the Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg. It is interesting to note that protesters held images by Gideon Mendel from the ‘Drowning World’ series he has made over the…

Apocalyptic Sublime @davidmaisel1

“We had dreamed of building cities, fields of glittering towers, urban fantasies meant to house our hopes of progress; now we seek our dismantled landscapes, abandoned, collapsing on themselves. Rather than creating the next utopia, we uncover the vestiges of failed attempts, the evidence of obliteration” (Maisel, 2013: 124). This is a very poetic way…

Exhibition @Guardian

It is not everyday when a photographer is honoured by an opportunity to exhibit at the Guardian headquarters in London. I was fortunate to visit this show, which was associated with the Guardian Travel Photographer of the Year award. By the sheer coincidence my image that was chosen for the exhibition is also forming a…

Oxford Spring School in Ecological Economics 2019

The preparations for the Oxford Spring School in Ecological Economics 2019 are in full swing. The School will be hosted by a lovely St Hilda’s College featuring wonderful views and green lawns. We are expecting several special guests including the Director General of WWF, Marco Lambertini, Professors Joachim Spangenberg, Herbert Girardet, Victoria Hurth, Stanislava Boskovic,…

Organizing an Exhibition

Organizing an exhibition is no small deal. This is why it might be helpful to look back and see what could be learned from organizing a big exhibition in Oxford. First of all, it is essential to select the works for the show, in my case, the 32 works have been selected to give a…

Lecture on Ecological Economics @rethinkecon NL

I have been extremely honoured to be invited to the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands to join a deep discussion on sustainability organized by Rethinking Economics association. The Rethinking Economics initiative is a unique forum, which emerged out of “disillusionment with the education” that was given to students in economics departments. It started from…

Photo Book Design

Now that our ‘Ecosystems’ album has been published and launched it would be wise to look back at the long and tricky process of its design, photography and final compilation to see which lessons can be learned from it. It should be said right at the start that this project would never have materialized in…

Ancient Suzdal and Vladimir

Ancient Suzdal (founded 1024) and Vladimir (founded 1108) are considered true gems of the ancient Russian architecture. Winter presents a unique opportunity to witness these masterpieces of architecture and medieval art in a very authentic way, similarly to how they appeared to the visitors 500 years ago. What strikes the visitor is the absolute pureness…

Dr STANISLAV SHMELEV @Environment_Art Exhibiting @GUARDIAN

I am delighted to let you know that I will be exhibiting my work at the Guardian Newspaper head office in London from 14 January to 1 March 2019. The address is Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. This exhibition is devoted to the Travel Photographer of the Year Award where I won…

ECOSYSTEMS @UNFCCC @COP24

We have just returned from UNFCCC COP24 International Conference on Climate Change where we were presenting all our work, including sustainability research and consultancy, executive education and environmental art and photography at the British Pavilion. It has been a fantastic experience being surrounded by over 15.000 practitioners in the field of climate change and policy….

ECOSYSTEMS @COP24Katowice

ECOSYSTEMS exhibition held at the Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute is in full Swing. We are very grateful to the information about it that appeared in the Royal Photographic Society Journal and the Resurgence.  It is our pleasure to announce that on Friday, 30th November will be holding a closing reception between 16:00 and 19:00. You…