'I Am Cenote'
Free-diving national record holder for Mexico and student Camila Jaber has taken inspiration and experience from her time as a water athlete to create art that raises awareness about the ocean’s problems, as well as trouble being faced by freshwater ecosystems. The goal of her work was to inspire others to help reduce the impact of the impending water crisis, particularly calling on the tourism industry to acknowledge their destructive contributions to this crisis and climate change as a whole.
''Pure Water' Raincoat'
FASHION DESIGN + FILM
In Ghana, water is most consumed in packaged water-filled bags and has become ‘a major cause of plastic pollution’ for the country. When they are burned, they contribute even more negatively to the climate as Mahamuda acknowledges we are currently experiencing. As a designer with sustainability in mind, she was inspired to turn these plastics into raincoats in order to raise further awareness around climate change in West Africa and provide an opportunity for the impact and damage to be reduced.
Breech Asher Harani
'Should We Start Fixing Now?'
This experimental film by filmmaker Breech Asher Harani looks at the climate-induced fatal typhoons in the Philippines. Shedding light on human voices as well as captivating visuals to truly highlight the extent to the stories being told, Harani fully immerses his audience in the unique daily experience of those living firsthand with the impacts of climate change – those who are already enduring the worst. Though the film’s titling poses a question, it stands as a confrontation that more must be done – immediately – regarding the dynamic and efforts put into climate change.
Samuel Antonio Pineda Manzana
'First At Home, Then The World'
24-year-old Samy aims to incentivise his audience to partake in more environmentally-conscious habits and actions by experimenting with ‘performative gestures’ and different art mediums, in this case, a short film, to reflect the toxic environmental actions undertaken worldwide. The goal of his work is to prevent people from naively engaging in things that escalate the deterioration of one’s natural and ecological environment.
Jessica Angela O'Neill
'Calamities - Plastic & Fauna'
This experimental project is a response to the severity of the problem with microplastics that can now be found in human organs also. The UK lockdown gave 22-year-old artist O’Neill the opportunity to take advantage of the access to materials and create a multi-medium body of work to illustrate how emotionally charged the relationship between ‘manmade material, sea fauna and humans’ is.
Mehrdad Vahed Yousefabad
'Hope in the Rain'
Urmia Lake is the sixth-largest saltwater lake in the world but twenty years of consistent drought as a result of global warming have endangered rivers and lakes across Iran. As well as human factors, the lack of water resources management is contributing to the lack of dryness. Vahed’s submission aims to highlight all of these factors in hopes of raising awareness of the larger picture at hand.
This short film looks closely at the global issue of underwater coral and anemone bleaching. During visits to Bristol Zoo Aquarium in the UK and L’Aquarium de Barcelona in Spain, Greenwood captured photographs in a bleach-filled container, that she then turned into coated prints. In doing so, she exemplifies the damaging impacts of the chemical on the colour of the prints to reflect the dangerous increases in ocean temperatures and the stripping of coral colours as a result of this destructive process.
This project is about the possibility of using biological materials to replace disposable products and participate in the rapid sustainable circular economy, creating bio-fabrics where the recycling rate of products matches the recycling rate of social discard. In this project, Ni makes encourages the audience to think of ‘waste’ as a material, rather than waste.
'From The Ground Up'
DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY
Working primarily in textiles and print making, Oscar Crabb uses “antique materials and ancient dye techniques” to produce vibrant pieces backed by contemporary and historical research which explores different (sometimes radical) approaches to the climate crisis from a scientific and sociological lens. Through Crabb’s creative explorations, he aims to maximise his sustainable practices by recycling and reusing all of the materials used.