***Ecoscenography merges ecology and stage design to create engaging work which reflects and impacts the current world, especially in relation to climate change and social justice concerns.Examples of ecoscenography include: Participatory, recyclable and educative stage design from locally sourced materials and found objects, connecting community gardens with city events through Permaculture, designing planted living hats as costume for eco theatre.
Facilitated by ecoscenographer Mona Kastell, and hosted by SHRUB this two part series introduces the practice of ecoscenography and consists of:
Event 1: Interactive Talk – What is Ecoscenography?
Answering the question what is ecoscenography, this event will explain the journey from traditional to ecological design thinking. Mona will discuss and invite you to explore approaches to integrating environmental principles within your own creative practice. Real life examples of ecoscenography will also be presented showing how ideas can be translated into actions.
Event 2: Ecoscenography in Practice – Creative Workshop
The workshop puts the principles of ecoscenography into practice by re-thinking our relationship with objects. During the workshop we will work to create a multi-sensory shared space, using plants, found objects and reclaimed items as our inspiration to shape performance and spatial design. Please bring an object which signifies a personal connection to ecology and/or gardening.
Both events are for anyone interested in linking art, sustainability and climate change to sustainable theatre-making, and those interested in how we can engage with communities to play a central role in environmental advocacy and education.
No experience needed. Booking Essential***
Shrub Coop is a cooperative in Edinburgh working for a WORLD WITHOUT WASTE
Photography: Lucas Chi Peng Kao