Index 2018 Dubai @tradegovuk

Dear Friends! Environment Europe​ has just won a grant of £2500 from the UK Department for International Trade Business to present our environmental art at the leading contemporary interior design fair Index 2018 in Dubai, taking place 26-29 March 2018! We need £4000 to cover additional expenses for the stand, airfares and accommodation as well…

Pulau Redang @Resurgence_mag

When I visited a little tropical island of Pulau Redang a few years ago,  I was expecting to experience the true tropical paradise with turtles coming to nest on island’s beaches. To my greatest disappointment every single area of island’s life: energy generation, transportation and, especially, waste treatment have shouted about existing problems. I photographed…

Generation Wealth @ICPhotog

The New York based International Center of Photography is hosting an incredibly powerful exhibition ‘Generation Wealth‘ by Lauren Greenfield. The curatorial text has been written by Juliet Schor, one of the co-authors of our new book, ‘Green Economy Reader‘. The exhibition presents a rich tapestry of stories from contemporary America describing the current culture of…

Cultural Ecosystem Services

I am pleased to enclose a presentation on my new photographic project focusing on the Cultural Ecosystem Services. Ecosystems indirectly create significant cultural value that cannot be expressed in monetary terms. This value is multi-dimensional and is related to knowledge systems, inspiration, spirituality and religion, through the creation of the sense of place and aesthetic…

Environment Europe @COP23

Finally the video from Environment Europe press conference held at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn featuring Dr Stanislav Shmelev has been made available. It is aimed at a broader audience and we hope that you will enjoy it: UNFCCC COP23 Press Conference. The aim of our press conference was to launch a new book, ‘Green Economy…

British Pavilion at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn

It is my greatest pleasure to announce that my award-winning environmental art will be exhibited at the British Pavilion at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn between 15 and 17 November 2017. Environmental art could be a new language to reach the hearts and minds of a wider public with a strong environmental message. Our executive education…

Trashed

If you haven’t watched ‘Trashed‘ (2012), the award-winning environmental documentary created by Jeremy Irons, featured in the official selection of Festival de Cannes (2012) and screened at the UK parliament, you should do it right now. Not only does the film shock and inform about the current state of affairs with waste around the world,…

Environmental Art at COP23

It is my great pleasure to announce that my environmental art from the “Magical Realism” series will be exhibited at the forthcoming United Nations UNFCCC COP23 meeting in Bonn. Environmental art can be a powerful language to attract attention to the world’s most important problems: climate change, biodiversity loss, plastics pollution in our oceans, the…

Green Economy Reader

It gives me enormous pleasure to announce that our new collaborative book, ‘Green Economy Reader‘ written with some of the most important sustainability thinkers of our time will be officially launched at the United Nations UNFCCC COP23 meeting in Bonn. State of the art in sustainability thinking, inspired by interdisciplinary ideas of ecological economics. This…

Objects Found on the Beach

The Objects Found on the Beach has been a project focusing on depicting the impact humanity makes on the environment through plastics waste. Currently there is around 260 mln tonnes of plastic waste circulating in the oceans, forming so called five gyres – the areas in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans where waste is…

Three Ecologies

‘The Three Ecologies’ by Felix Guattari originally published in 1989 is a rich and complex post-modernist piece devoted to the search of the true reasons of contemporary ecological crisis. ‘Despite having recently initiated a partial realization of the most obvious dangers that threaten the natural environment of our societies, they are naturally content to simply…

The Story of Pulau Redang

My photography has always been inspired by the interdisciplinary discourse of ecological economics and contemporary environmental thought. Both of these areas constitute a significant part of my professional life and therefore for me the practice of photography and ecological economics are very much intertwined. Ever since the publication of ‘Limits to Growth’, the economists, social…