Who We Are
In 2001 the artist David Buckland founded Cape Farewell to instigate a cultural response to climate change. Cape Farewell is now an international not-for-profit programme based in the Science Museum’s Dana Centre in London and with a North American foundation based at the MaRS centre in Toronto.
What We Do
Cape Farewell works in partnership with scientific and cultural institutions to deliver an innovative climate program of public engagement. We use the notion of expedition—Arctic, Island, Urban and Conceptual—to interrogate the scientific, social and economic realities that lead to climate disruption, and to inspire the creation of climate focused art, which is disseminated across a range of platforms: exhibitions, festivals, publications, digital media and film.
Major exhibitions include:
Earth: Art of a changing world
Films and Publications
U-n-f-o-l-d, Book (2010)
Past artists have included:
Lucy & Jorge Orta
Why We Do It
The cultural shift required to build sustainable cultures will require the engagement of our best creative minds to address the causes of climate change and envisage, design and communicate resilient futures.
Cape Farewell Foundation Core Team
Cape Farewell Foundation Board
David Miller (Board Chair)
David Miller is the former mayor of Toronto and current President and CEO of WWF-Canada.
Ilse Treurnicht is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation centre located in Toronto.
Carolyn Taylor (Treasurer)
Carolyn Taylor is a start-up specialist, responsible for numerous cultural non-profits from The Word On The Street to Cape Farewell Foundation (Toronto).
Tom Rand is the author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit and is the Cleantech advisor at MaRS Discovery District.
Robert Davies is a Principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects and Board President of Environmental Defense.
Corrado Paina is the Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.
Nancy Vonk is the Co-Founder of SWIM, a creative leadership lab and was the former Co-Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy Toronto.
Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Project Team
Debby de Groot, Publicist, MDG + Associates
Justin Aitcheson, Graphic Designer
Lucas Mulder, Website Designer and Developer
Sheila Murray, Documentation Project
Susana Reisman, Documentation Project, Photography
Marc Chiasson, Sound
Colin Allison, Camera
Robin Lupita Bain, Camera
Gloria Ui Young Kim, Filmmaker
Ryan Legassicke, Construction, Installation
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