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…

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…

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…

Art and Sustainability

The ‘Art and Sustainability’ by Sacha Kagan published by Transcript is an immensely rich philosophical text exploring the necessary characteristics of philosophy of sustainability that could inform the new sustainable art. Drawing on the current theories of complexity and sustainability of Gregory Bateson, Fritjof Capra, Ilya Prigogine, Kagan discusses the principles of systems theory, emergence,…

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 ZEN JOURNEY: NEPAL 9

Stillness– the cicada’s cry drills into the rocks. Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) (c) Stanislav Shmelev, 2017  

THE ZEN JOURNEY: NEPAL 8

Fresh spring! The world is only Nine days old These fields and mountains! Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) (c) Stanislav Shmelev, 2017

THE ZEN JOURNEY: NEPAL 7

Spring rain leaking through the roof dripping from the wasps’ nest. Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) (c) Stanislav Shmelev, 2017

THE ZEN JOURNEY: NEPAL 6

I’m a wanderer so let that be my name – the first winter rain Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) (c) Stanislav Shmelev, 2017