Five early pioneers of the Centre for Alternative Technology were reunited on Sunday 28th April for BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion. Hosted by Sue MacGregor, The Reunion takes a weekly look at significant events and moments in history by reuniting the people who made them happen. Past programmes... Read More ››
Thursday podcast: interview with Mair Hughes and Bridget Kennedy, artists in residence
Bridget Kennedy and Mair Hughes are CAT’s first artists in residence. This week, their exhibition Scientific Stranger is on in the WISE lecture theatre. Part of Powys Art Month, their project Utopian Realism has seen them research ecology, geology, phrenology, futurology, and the legacy of communitarian and founder of the co-operative movement Robert Owen.
In this interview, they discuss what they’ve found interesting about CAT, and what has been inspirational about working and exhibiting here. They also talk about the themes they have been exploring in their work and the role of artists in the environmental movement.
For more information about the artists, their work and their project, check out their blog.
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