Conservation

Stories

16th September 2020

WeTwo: the mission to take disadvantaged students on an Antarctic expedition

Through the WeTwo project, Phoebe Smith and Dwayne Fields plan to take a group of disadvantaged young people to Antarctica by expedition boat, to prove people from all backgrounds can be adventurers and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. We chatted with them about the project.

12th August 2020

Crawling the countryside dressed as a sheep, and other adventures

Artist Miranda Whall has recently been crawling through the countryside dressed as a sheep and a badger, covered in GoPros. Intrigued, our Editor Sam reached out to her for a conversation about her art, which in its uniquely adventurous way revolves around an attempt to reframe the relationship between humans and the natural world.

12th July 2020

Storyteller Q&A: Jess Kilroy

Jess Kilroy is a musician, conservationist and long-time rock climber. She's a storyteller with a twist.

12th July 2020

A new story for conservation?

Storytelling and adventure are both involved in conservation efforts, and both have changed as conservation has been hit hard by COVID-19. Documentary filmmaker and environmental researcher Laura Mahler writes about this shifting landscape, and what it could mean for conservation in the future.

Authors

Rosie Riley

Rosie Riley

Co-Founder/Director of Adventure Uncovered, writer and dedicated North Sea surfer who settles for cycling, running and outdoor swimming when in London. Advocate and promoter of sustainability and clean technology in the UK corporate sector and developing countries.

Miranda Whall

Miranda Whall

Miranda Whall studied at the Royal Academy Schools, London and Goldsmiths, University of London. She has been a full-time lecturer and the director of the Creative Arts Degree course at Aberystwyth University since 2006. She has exhibited her work internationally for many years and has been the recipient of many Arts Council England and Wales Grants and Residencies, she was awarded the Major Creative Wales Award in 2012 and in the same year was artist in residence in Spain, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand and Wales. Recent solo shows include Passage, at The Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Art (ICIA) 2015 and Crossed Paths at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown Wales, 2018. Whall’s multiplicitous crawling, staring, walking, growing and travelling practice is a practice of getting close, of becoming a creature of the mud, the matter and the flesh of the world, an exploration of our need to develop a non - hierarchical, more ethical and more complex relationship to our environment and to our relationship to non – human others: plants, animals and technology simultaneously. Through performance and film Whall develops an economical, conscious, cultural, meditative, radical, transformative and socially engaged practice.

Events

Durdle Door Wild Swim

2nd September 2017
Durdle Door, England