Sunlight Doesn't Need a Pipeline
Curated workshops, Festival & Publication
London and UK-wide
Stanley Picker Gallery, 2020-2023
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Sunlight Doesn't Need a Pipeline (SDNP) is a co-created decarbonisation plan for art workers. It brings the methods, strategies and mindsets of artistic-research to the challenge of Just Transition in the arts. In collaboration with artists, activists, researchers, everyday communities and a range of UK partner organisations, we are conducting a series of workshops, community-driven and collaborative research, and a dawn-to-dusk festival. The plan will be published online through a specially-created website in autumn 2022 and in print in 2023.
A transition to a Just future must be a unified and place-based set of principles, processes, and practices that build economic, political, social and cultural power to shift from an extractive to a regenerative society. In the arts, the effectiveness of a Just Transition relies to an extent on understanding our role in, and the consequences of, such transition. Much depends on the reimagination of our social organisation. SDNP develops strategies to deploy the knowledge of artists to expand on what we mean by decarbonisation in our sector and in our communities, at the same time it builds and strengthens networks and literacy about our roles in transition.
The project was commissioned by Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University and it is funded by Stanley Picker Trust and Arts Council England.
The Sun photographed at 304 angstroms by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Image courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.
Chanelle Adams, Camphor Avenue: A Garden of Ghosts, ICA Live Art Festival 2022. Photo by Xolani Tulumani. Courtesy Institute for Creative Arts and the artist.