What does it mean to be creative facilitators in the age of climate change in the midst of a disaster? Some learnings: self-care is community care, good solutions scale up and the need to work with those who have been disproportionately targeted.

Em Piro, Creative Climate Leadership USA, March, 2020

(episode 10 of 10 in Creative Climate Leadership USA Series)

Creative Climate Leadership USA  was developed by Julie’s Bicycle, an international  leader in arts, culture and climate change based in London (led by Alison Tickell) and brought together 25 arts and culture leaders from the US and Canada to Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona from March 8-14, 2020 thanks to a collaboration of EcoArts Connections, the University of Arizona and the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence  (CEUCE) based at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Em Piro has been called a change agent, disruptor, artist, counselor, sparkplug, + community architect.

Her practice is in performance, urbanism, futurism, + environmental economics.

She is currently rooted in Seattle + St Louis, with tendrils in Toronto, Denver, and on the road.

She’s ‘arted’ + ideated across Turtle Island (US/Canada), South America, Europe/Scandanavia, UK + in the expansive virtual landscape.

Her work’s been highlighted in NYTimes, CNN, Riverfront Times, a history textbook, + the Kickass Awards.

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Creative Climate Leadership USA  a été développé par Julie’s Bicycle, un leader international des arts, de la culture et du changement climatique basé à Londres (dirigé par Alison Tickell) et a rassemblé 25 leaders des arts et de la culture des États-Unis et du Canada à Biosphere 2 à Oracle, Arizona du 8 au 14 mars 2020 grâce à une collaboration entre EcoArts Connections, la University of Arizona et le Colorado European Union Center of Excellence  (CEUCE) basé à l’Université du Colorado-Boulder.

Em Piro a été appelé agent de changement, perturbateur, artiste, conseiller, bougie d’allumage, + architecte de la communauté.

Sa pratique est axée sur la performance, l’urbanisme, le futurisme et l’économie de l’environnement.

Elle est actuellement installée à Seattle + St Louis, avec des bureaux à Toronto, Denver et sur la route.

Elle est “artiste” et a eu des idées sur l’île de la Tortue (États-Unis/Canada), en Amérique du Sud, en Europe/Scandinavie, au Royaume-Uni et dans le vaste paysage virtuel.

Son travail a été présenté dans le NYTimes, CNN, le Riverfront Times, un manuel d’histoire et les Kickass Awards.

Published by Claude Schryer

Franco Ontarian sound and media artist, arts administrator, cultural worker, zen practionner, former manager and senior strategic advisor at Canada Council for the Arts (1999-2020)