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.

Our new map is a gift to our ‘readers’, celebrating the beauty of art, aesthetics and making the world a better place. Get lost in the beauty and hope, and share this link with your friends and families.

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