Ec(h)o Effects: Conversations on War and Environment Ec(h)o Effects: Conversations on War and Environment

Ec(h)o Effects: Conversations on War and Environment

with Colin Greer, moderated by Ines Montalvao, Artists with Evidence

Ec(h)o Effects: Conversations on War and Environment, a monthly discursive program designed across 2024 (9 months) diving into the intricate entanglements between war and the environment. This program is developed by Artists with Evidence, in collaboration with Ali Akbar Mehta and Colin Greer, and moderated by Ines Montavlo, program director of AwE.

Ali, Colin and Ines will also be present throughout the entire Ec(h)o Effect: Conversations on War & Environment series, along with several guest speakers who join the upcoming conversations. Ec(h)o Effects is supported by the Globus Opstart grant (2024) from The Nordic Culture Fund.

Conversation#1: Art-Science Explorations: from Urgency to Possibility

28 March 2024 at 12:00 EDT / 17:00 CET (online)

Ali Akbar Mehta & Colin Greer Embark on an exploration of the intricate relationship between war and the environment, blending the perspectives of art and science. Mehta and Greer will share their upcoming collaboration insights, discussing the risks, implications, and creative possibilities of integrating AI into art & science practice. From ethical considerations to innovative solutions, this conversation sets the stage for the journey ahead where several guest speakers join Mehta, Greer and Montalvao for conversations scheduled throughout the year, contributing with their perspectives, knowledge and practice.


Conversation #2: Transformative Potential in War and Environmental Crisis

25 April 2024 at 12:00 EDT / 17:00 CET (online)

“Resilience Narratives: Facing Societal Challenges” is the second online conversation in our series Ec(h)o Effect: Conversations on War & Environment, curated and moderated by Ines Montalvao, Program Director at Artists with Evidence with featured speakers Ali Akbar Mehta & Colin Greer. In this session they are joined by esteemed guests Alnoor Ladha and Lynn Murphy.

In this session, we delve into the pressing question of democratic decolonization under threat from the over-militarization of responses to war and the movement of peoples facing war and climate crises. Alnoor Ladha’s work at the intersection of political organizing, systems thinking, structural change, and narrative journalism offers invaluable insights. Lynn Murphy, co-founder of Transition Resource Circle (TRC) along with Ladha, brings her expertise and enriches our exploration of coping strategies amidst environmental devastation and warfare, and a critical perspective on the role of philanthropy in addressing societal challenges.

Conversation #3: Artistic Narratives of Environmental Consequences in Warfare

Conversation #4: Art+Science as a Catalyst for Change

Conversation #5: Circular Economies, Coping Strategies, and Artistic Responses to Conflict

Conversation #6: Solutions for Resilience in a War-torn Environment