Two artists, based in France and Switzerland, have been selected to work at the Mistra Environmental Communication artist residencies in Prague and Uppsala. The residency works will start in September.
The selection process has been completed for the two residencies organized in scope of Mistra-EC's artist-in-residence (AiR) programme, coordinated by the Mistra Environmental Communication research team at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ) at Charles University. As a result, Soraya Poulin has been selected as the resident artist for AiR@CU, hosted by the Charles University (CU) in Prague, and Coralie Gourguechon has been selected as the resident artist for AiR@SLU, hosted by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala.
The two AiRs will take place during September-October 2022, where the resident artists will collaborate in a dialogical fashion with academics and become immersed in the Mistra Environmental Communication research programme to develop creative work that situates environmental communication in art and explores academic research through an artistic lens. The goal of the AiRs is to foster collaboration between participants and to unlock new perspectives on environmental communication.
More about the artists
Soraya is a trained graphic designer and illustrator based in Switzerland. During the AiR@CU residency, she will work on the emotional relationship of humans with their environment and the place they take within it, through the mediums of painting, photography and drawing, in collaboration with the Mistra-EC associates at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ) at Charles University.
Coralie is an interdisciplinary designer, researcher and artist from France. During the AiR@SLU residency, she will work on a project, in dialogical exchange with Mistra-EC associates at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, to create tools for communication about the impact of electronic consumption on the environment, with the aim of improving the collective dialogue about the future of electronic production.