Landscapes of Change at Manchester Poetry Library

Landscapes of Change
Manchester Poetry Library
5th June 2024 – 31st August 2024

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Landscapes of Change at Manchester Poetry Library

Landscapes of Change brings together poetry and science to explore the impact of the climate emergency

Landscapes of Change brings together poetry and science to explore how the impact of the climate emergency is making itself known. The exhibition, running from 4 June – 31 August features films, poetry across multiple languages, and special activities for children.

In September 2023, scientists Kathryn Adamson and Lestyn Barr and poet Helen Mort visited Narsaq, South Greenland to undertake scientific research and to work with the local community. In Narsaq, the warming of the oceans and resulting sea level rise are resulting in coastal erosion, melting of permafrost and decreased sea ice thickness with major human, wildlife, and economic impacts.

As well as examining these changes scientifically, the project aimed to start a dialogue with members of the community whose lives are changing rapidly.

The exhibition preview will include contributions from the team behind the research, along with a reveal of a limited-edition hand-printed poetry broadside co-created with MMU students and staff for the occasion.

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