The Climate Art Fellowship brings one artist together with partners, affiliated researchers, and community leaders to help us engage with local communities on climate impacts and solutions to help make informed decisions that will enhance their resilience to climate change impacts.
CONDOR VISUAL MEDIA
In 2021 and 2022, the Climate Science Alliance was fortunate to work with Andrew and Lisset Pittman from Condor Visual Media to pursue an Indigenous-led research feature-length film documentary titled “MAATHAAW: The Fire Within Us,” that documents the cultural, emotional, and scientific relationships of Southern California Tribes with the gift of fire.
Project: Connecting Wildlands & Communities
The Climate Science Alliance, in partnership with the Connecting Wildlands & Communities (CWC) Team at San Diego State University, was excited to host Kim Reasor as our 2020 Climate Art Fellow. She is intrigued by the tightly interwoven quality of nature and development in the region, and explored these themes in her work for the Climate Art Fellowship, "Connected Lands. Connected People."
DR. NIGELLA HILLGARTH
Project: The SeaSCAPE Experiment
As the 2019 Climate Art Fellow, Dr. Nigella Hillgarth spent the summer with the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) for their SeaSCAPE Experiment. Dr. Hillgarth worked with CAICE researchers to explore the role of atmospheric chemistry and movement of microbes to tell the story of a changing climate and its impact on the earth and its inhabitants.
Project: San Diego County Ecosystems Assessment
As the inaugural 2018 Climate Art Fellow, Audrey Carver spent the summer with the Alliance team and partners and toured our unique ecosystems to gain insight and inspiration for her assigned project - the translate the findings of the "San Diego County Ecosystems: The Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on a Biodiversity Hotspot" report.