David Blair will talk about his inspiring life/work in establishing his woodland croft in Dunbeag as part of the Encampment of Eternal Hope by Walker & Bromwich
David Blair will talk about his inspiring life/work in establishing his woodland croft in Dunbeag, his involvement in Kilfinan Community Forest and his recent sculptural work The Ark built with Tighnabruaichs’s Extinction Rebellion in Argyle as a symbolic object and act of protest to call attention to the climate emergency at this critical time. He describes his home in Dunbeag as an ongoing and developing agro-forestry system that could be used as a truly replicable model for woodland crofting. Kilfinnan Community Forest likewise is an inspirational community owned woodland that leads the way in creating affordable collective ways in which to co-inhabit the natural environment.
About The Encampment of Eternal Hope:
Climate House presents The Encampment of Eternal Hope by Walker & Bromwich – coming to The Briggait, Glasgow, for the international climate summit, COP26, 31st October – 10th November. The Encampment is an immersive environment, forming a central hub for creative fringe activities throughout COP26. Amplifying Indigenous voices through workshops and events that bring together artists, academics and activists from Scotland, Colombia and across the world. You are warmly invited to come and engage in meaningful dialogue about the effects of the climate crisis within a playful, dystopian woodland encampment of giant inflatable sculptures.
Walker & Bromwich:
Glasgow based collaborative duo Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich are known for their large- scale iconic sculptural works, participatory events and exhibitions that invite audiences to imagine better worlds. At the core of their practice is the exploration of the role art can play as an active agent in society, evolving environments and situations within which people can begin to re-examine the world around them.
Project supported by:
Climate House, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and SEFARI Gateway
Structure built by Blair and other members of Tighnabruaichs’s Extinction Rebellion chapter over the two-week period of the Impossible Rebellion this month. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian