David Haley – Friday 6 July, 2018
Dr David Haley PhD Hon FCIWEM makes art with ecology, to inquire and learn. He works internationally with ecosystems and their inhabitants, using images, poetic texts, walking and sculptural installations to question climate change, species extinction, urban development, transdisciplinarity and ‘capable futures’. David is a Board Member of Chrysalis Arts Development.
David’s talk focused upon VIEWPOINT, his recent project about the confluence of the rivers Cocker and Derwent, the heritage and ecology of Cockermouth and the transformative challenges presented by climate change. His presentation included the wide-ranging research process he undertook, the project’s extensive and multi-stranded community engagement programme, the ways in which it tackled the major impact and aftermath of the 2009 flooding on the town, and some of the issues involved in commissioning public art and working in partnership.