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A native american is protesting against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in front of the police at Standing Rock, Oceti-Sakowin Camp.

A native american is protesting against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in front of the police at Standing Rock, Oceti-Sakowin Camp. Image credit: Maria Feck / laif

Climate Visuals Masterclass: Time for a new visual language for climate change? Toronto, 27 June 2018

June 27 2018

2:00 - 6:30 pm

CSI Annex, Toronto, Canada

In the heart of downtown Toronto, Climate Outreach presents the fourth in a series of six international Climate Visuals Masterclasses.

Do you work in climate change communication or campaigning, or are you a journalist or photographer looking to tell new visual stories on climate change?

Do you want to increase your knowledge and learn the skills to catalyse a more diverse and compelling visual language for climate change?

Don’t miss the Climate Visuals masterclass which takes place on Wednesday 27th June, 2-6:30 pm, hosted by the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto. Led by Adam Corner (Director of the Climate Visuals programme at Climate Outreach), the half-day event will include perspectives and insights from leading experts in climate photography and communication. There will also be a networking opportunity with complimentary refreshments after the event from 5:30pm.

Who is the Masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for communications professionals (from NGOs and commercial organisations), journalists, social science researchers and photographers who want to tell new visual stories about climate change.

The event is the fourth in a series of international events delivered through the ‘Climate Visuals’ programme. Climate Visuals is a flagship project from Climate Outreach that seeks to build a global community of visual communicators and support influential voices to tell powerful new visual stories. We’re looking for motivated and open-minded participants to take the first steps towards catalysing a new visual language for climate change.

At the Climate Visuals Masterclass you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the Climate Visuals approach, the audience-research underpinning it, and the wider evidence base on visual climate change communication through photographic imagery
  • Apply this learning by critically exploring case studies and previous campaigns
  • Hear from a variety of experts in different fields
  • Learn skills to design and deliver effective communication through climate photography

Watch this 4-minute video to hear from participants who attended our London Masterclass last year.

Climate Visuals London Masterclass: catalysing a new visual language for climate change

Meet our speakers

Adam Corner is the Research Director at Climate Outreach and Director of the Climate Visuals programme, aimed at transforming the visual language of climate change. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Adam manages Climate Outreach's research portfolio and directs Climate Outreach's collaborations with academic partners. He writes regularly for the national media, including The Guardian and New Scientist magazine. He is the co-author, with Jamie Clarke, of Talking Climate: From Research to Practice in Public Engagement, published in November 2016. Follow him on Twitter @AJCorner

Robert van Waarden is a Dutch Canadian photographer based in Eastern Canada. His experience around the world, the people he has encountered, and the landscapes he has photographed have led him to turn his lens on the most important issue facing humanity, Climate Change. He believes in the power of photography to make a difference and that through documentation of the social and natural world we can shift the world towards a thriving future. He is the photography advisor on the Climate Visuals project, a co-director of the Survival Media Agency and creator of Along the Pipeline.
His clean style has appeared in major national and international outlets including The Guardian, National Geographic Traveler, Canadian Geographic, the United Nations Environment Program, the British Council, and numerous other magazines, NGOs and non-profit publications. Van Waarden’s images have appeared in exhibits across the globe. These include solo exhibitions in London, Montreal, Toronto, Washington D.C., Cairo, Amsterdam, Bonn, Barcelona and Ottawa. He's on Twitter as @rvanwaarden

Danielle da Silva is the Founder and Chief Manifestor (CEO) of Photographers Without Borders. She is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning photographer/director, as well as a conservationist, scholar and activist. She is also Co-Founder of the Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary and is a licensed Holistic Practitioner. As a photographer Danielle has had images published by National Geographic, the United Nations, The Economist, and the book Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: Towards a Feminised Urban Future (Chant & McIlwaine, 2016), among others. As a filmmaker Danielle has created several documentaries, short films (including a short for the Whitley Awards narrated by David Attenborough) and is the creator and director of the PWB TV web series, which has earned awards at film festivals internationally. As a scholar Danielle has published research in the book Climate Governance in the Developing World (Held, Roger & Nag, 2013) and completed a distinguished Master's dissertation exploring the psychology of climate change messaging. Danielle is most passionate about using storytelling to connect people to the earth and to each other, believing that the challenges we face are intersectional and that we can not address one problem without addressing a myriad others.

Cost and Registration

We are operating a tiered pricing system for this event. Ticket prices are as follows:

Individuals and NGOs/organisations (turnover<$250,000): $ 120.00

NGOs/organisations (turnover $250,000-$1 million): $ 150.00

Corporate and NGOs/organisations (turnover > $1 million): $ 175.00


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