Cape Farewell North America

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About Cape Farewell Foundation

Cape Farewell Foundation (CFF) is a North American charity that promotes a cultural response to climate change. By connecting people with climate science through a human-scale vision of the future offered by artists, the organization fosters human and planetary resilience by facilitating new ways for creativity, science, technology and business to work together.

CFF serves North America, building on the successful vision of its parent organization, Cape Farewell (UK/Global), which has led eight expeditions to the Arctic and one to the Andes, curated and toured several large-scale exhibitions nationally and internationally, produced two feature-length documentaries and two books about the work of its artists and scientists. CFF comprises a small Toronto-based team which is at the centre of the North American program of activity, including staff, board of directors, partner organizations, and funders.

The Cape Farewell vision is grounded in establishing long-term collaborations with international artists, organizations, and scientists. Past artistic collaborators include Leslie Feist, Ian McEwan, KT Tunstall, Yann Martell and Antony Gormley; UK organizational partnerships include the National Oceanography  Centre, University of the Arts, the Tate, Crafts Council, Eden Project, Arts Council England, and the South Bank Centre, and international scientists have involved such high-profile scientists as Drs. Simon Boxall, Valborg Byfield, Carol Cotterill, Deborah Iglesias-Rodriguez, Joy Guillemot and Tom Wakeford.

CFF extends the mandate of its parent organization into North America. CFF sees culture as a catalyst in promoting a behaviour shift towards sustainability, resilience, and technological innovation. With climate science at the core of its activity, CFF explores and communicates a narrative in which human culture can provide leadership and inspiration on how humanity can live and flourish within its ecological means.

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Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Exhibition + Festival

Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Exhibition + Festival

The Cape Farewell Foundation in Canada announced details today of a unique, visionary and powerful four-month cultural engagement on one of the most pressing is....

Interview with David Buckland

Interview with David Buckland

Watch on the Canadian TV channel tvo The Agenda with Steve Paikin: David Buckland: Culture and Climate Change; an interview.

This Clement World

This Clement World

Cynthia Hopkins musical perfromance, 'This Clement World', is showing in New York, Feb 2013.

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

Cape Farewell Foundation and Pattison Onestop are proud to present Ship of Fools: Artists and Climate Change, a multi-site urban screens project addressing the ....

The Dew Line Concert

The Dew Line Concert

Tickets are on sale now for The Dew Line Concert: Climate is Culture. Cape Farewell North America makes its public debut on Thursday 10th November at Koerner Ha....

U-n-f-o-l-d Events

U-n-f-o-l-d Events

Follow the exciting series of lectures and events around U-n-f-o-l-d either live or via podcast.

U-n-f-o-l-d Exhibition

U-n-f-o-l-d Exhibition

Continuing it's tour in the US Cape Farewell's exquisite new exhibition heads to New York to Parsons The New School of Design, accompanied by an exciting progra....

Unfold review in Time Out

Unfold review in Time Out

For those who can't make it to visit Cape Farewell's Unfold exhibition in Chicago, read the review in Chicago's Time Out. Read the review ›  

Feist photographed near Jakobshavn Glacier, one of Greenland's largest glaciers and one that is moving at a faster rate than ever before, losing 20 million tons of ice every day.
Cape Farewell 2007 Youth Expedition
Walking across the Puna. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales Vigil
Martha Wainwright during the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition. Photographer: Nathan Gallagher
David Buckland, Martha Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Jarvis Cocker, Feist  and Vanessa Carlton. Photographer: Nathan Gallagher
Vanessa Carlton during the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition. Photographer: Nathan Gallagher
The expedition crew at Manu Learning Centre. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales Vigil
Feist photographed near Jakobshavn Glacier, one of Greenland's largest glaciers and one that is moving at a faster rate than ever before, losing 20 million tons of ice every day.

Feist photographed near Jakobshavn Glacier, one of Greenland's largest glaciers and one that is moving at a faster rate than ever before, losing 20 million tons of ice every day.