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ART, AESTHETICS, AND MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

There are many researchers, artists, and community leaders working to communicate and share knowledge about critical challenges we now face—not the least of which is biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation. We wanted to celebrate some of this wonderful work, by mapping a series of collectives, projects, research labs (academic and non-academic), non-profits, museum organizations, and artists. The main criteria for each node were their focus on mobilizing knowledge, research, and information around a variety of subjects related to sustainable community development (climate change, health, resilience, biodiversity, energy, policy, etc.). The organizations selected also used visual messaging and/or the fine arts (visual art, music, theatre) to communicate their work. Many are also incredibly active bloggers and use a variety of social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) to reach new audiences.

Click the logos below to learn more about each node. Click the categories along the top to focus on specific topics.