Temperature Life Stories

  A new project led by Weathered Lives collaborator Dr Alan Kessedy-Asser, and funded by the Brigstow Institute is exploring how we experience a changing climate through the cultural life of weather. Adopting a ‘practice-as-research’ model of arts-related research, ‘Temperature Life Stories: Feeling The Heat’ will build connection and understanding of each other’s environmental lives through […]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland?

People walking along a path in the snow

A new research project commencing later this year will examine how winter weather shapes older adults movement practices in outdoor spaces across County Durham, and vice versa. The ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland?’ project will be undertaken by Durham graduate (Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences) Mr Miles Lowson, in partnership with County Durham Sport and supervised […]

Weather Wonderings

The virtual Weather Wonderings workshop, took place on December 8th 2020 and brought together 25 academics spanning various career stages and disciplines with a shared interest in weather. Expertly curated by Mary Robson, the Creative Facilitator at Durham’s Institute for Medical Humanities, the afternoon involved a mix of presentations, provocations and discussion around life’s varied and fluctuating weather […]

In Memoriam

  The Weathered Lives project has been enriched by our collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Luke Jerram, whose practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and living art projects. Luke is known globally for his innovative arts practice and large-scale public artworks. Throughout 2020, living the weather has become intertwined with our experiences of the global […]

Weather Worlds with Sight Impairment

In recent years there have been growing calls for people to reconnect with nature. Yet we’ve heard little about the role of the weather in shaping our experiences each time we step outside. ‘Negotiating nature’s weather worlds in the context of life with sight impairment’ was a collaborative paper written by Sarah Bell, Catherine Leyshon […]