Harrisons lecture in Bradford, Monday October 13


What might life in the North be like as sea levels rise?

Thinking through the broader and longer term potential impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, will be on the agenda at an open event hosted by Bradford Council at the Bradford Playhouse, Little Germany on Monday October 13.


Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison - the Harrison Studio will present their work ‘Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom’ and other examples from their ecologically informed arts practice.


The Greenhouse Britain work was funded as part of the Government’s climate change awareness work and focused on the potential impacts of sea level rise on the UK and by exploring climate change adaptation issues and options in creating more sustainable and future-proof communities.

Newton and Helen, who are based in California, will come to Bradford from Paris where they presented their work in the Louvre this week. 

Portfolio Holder for Environment and Culture, Coun Anne Hawkesworth, said:


“This is a wonderful opportunity to put Bradford on the map and to test our thinking about the connected challenges of climate change and making better places. Addressing the issues covered in the Harrison’s work are key concerns for us both in the present and as part of ensuring a lasting legacy for future generations.


“I hope as many people as possible make the effort to attend this event.”


The event has been supported by Bradford Council (Culture and Environmental Strategy) and Concourse Leeds.


Admission is free and doors will be open from 4.30pm for a 5pm start. The event is due to finish at 7pm.

Please phone 01274 434766 to keep a place.


Jamie Saunders
Strategy & Performance
Telephone: 01274 434123


Media Relations Officer
Helen Roberts
Telephone: 01274 433526
Fax: 01274 432005


Date: 9.10.08

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