Climate Cultures Showcase: The Haumea Online Ecoliteracy Course for the Creative Sector

Sharing the story of the Haumea Online Ecoliteracy Course

I was delighted to be invited by Mark Goldthorpe of Climate Cultures to share news of the development of the world-first Haumea Online 7-week Ecoliteracy course for Creatives and Art Professionals over the last few years and how I fared launching it during 2020.

The new Climate Culture’s Creative Showcase:

‘presents an evolving collection of new and recent works from our members: works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, film, audio or visual art, courses, projects and other works from our network of artists, curators and researchers exploring creative responses to ecological and climate change. So far, our members’ portfolio features two new novels of the near future, an essay on belonging here and now in our connections with nature, and an online course for nurturing ecological literacy within the creative sector :)’

Writing about the Haumea ecoliteracy course

was a great opportunity at year’s end to reflect on how my online learning endeavour has developed and thrived in this challenging year. You can read my article here

Mark also asked me to share details of my next course and I’m delighted to share that the next Haumea Online 7-week course will begin on 5 January 2021. Places are filling quickly, so do get in early to avoid disappointment. As I mention in the article for Climate Cultures, the Haumea course size is small–a maximum of 20 participants–so as to provide the best learning experience for all.

Read here for more about the Haumea Ecoliteracy first 2021 and how to book

Best of all, thinking about the 5 courses offered through the Haumea online platform over 2020, I remember the honour it has been getting to know committed creative professionals who are striving hard in their creative work, to help us all envision a better and more beautiful world. They came from the creative spheres of: music, visual arts, writing, poetry, body movement, storytelling, festival-making, curating, arts education and more.

If you are interested in the Haumea Online course for Jan 2021, read here for more info and how to book.

At the end of my course, I advise all my course participants to become members of Climate Cultures – it’s such a fantastic network and showcase of in-depth creative responses to the ecological emergency. Begun in England in 2017, it now has members across the world and has become a respository of work, links, resources and opportunities, not to mention inspiration, for this exciting and necessary ‘ecological turn’ in the creative sector.

I set up and curate ClimateCultures as an online space for creative conversations between artists, researchers and curators. ..

Mark Goldthorpe – founder Climate Cultures 2017

ClimateCultures has grown to more than 150 members — novelists, short story writers, performers, poets, playwrights, painters, composers, illustrators, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, designers, digital artists, landscape artists, gallery owners, online curators, creative producers, cultural activists, historians, biologists, archaeologists, geographers, environmental technologists, climate researchers and more. We have members across the UK and in other parts of Europe, as well as in North America, Australia, India… You can find all of them in the ClimateCultures Directory, where they introduce themselves, their work and their interests, with links to find out more. 

Sign up to receive the fantastic Climate Cultures Re:culture enewsletter here

And many thanks again Mark–for doing so much to highlight the creative practice-led cultural responses to the ecological emergency.

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