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Talk & Experiential Workshop: Solastalgia & Art Therapy in Climate Crisis

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UNSW Sydney

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Kensington, NSW 2052

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Creative theory and practice to promote personal and collective well-being.

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This experiential workshop will focus on creatively exploring the concept of solastalgia, defined as mental or existential distress produced by ecological disruption directly impacting one’s home environment. We will investigate our personal and collective feelings related to the current climate crisis through several art therapy directives. These practices will assist in promoting emotional resiliency in connection to solastalgia. Participants will learn about the theoretical underpinnings of both solastalgia and art therapy to generate resources for personal and collective well-being. Time for Q&A will be allotted at the end of the workshop. All are welcome to join!

Speaker/facilitator Chelsea Call is a visual artist and art psychotherapist currently residing in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (unceded, occupied Tewa land). Her intersectional work focuses on facilitating healing through integrative investigations. She holds an M.A. in Counseling and Art Therapy from Southwestern College, along with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University. Grounded in an eco-psychological framework, Call has worked with various groups and individuals through non-profit sectors to facilitate creative processes exploring dialogues between identity and environment. Through working on and with the land, her creative inquiries are a process of embodiment. Concerned with the future of the Anthropocene, her work aims to invite viewers toward a place of custodianship with the natural world. She is currently completing an artist residency in the Blue Mountains of Australia through Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives.

Sponsored by the UNSW Environment & Society Group, Master of Environmental Management, and Environmental Humanities Major

School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Co-sponsors: UNSW Faculty of Art & Design & the National Institute for Experimental Arts and University of Sydney Composting Feminisms

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