Cape Farewell: the Cultural Response to Climate Change

  • Shapcott, Jo (CoI)

Project: Research

Project Details


Expedition to Scotland's Islands and the Faroes
5-12 August 2011

In July and August 2011 Cape Farewell embarks on its biggest project yet, in partnership with Cove Park: a month-long expedition by boat across the Scottish islands from Oban across the Western Isles of Scotland to Lewis.

After eight journeys to the high Arctic and one to the Peruvian Amazon, we are bringing the notion and experience of expedition home to the UK, with an exploration of island ecologies and cultures, and of the strategies for sustainable and resilient futures being implemented across the Scottish Western Isles.

The crew of 10 will rotate each week, and is made up of island artists, storytellers, film makers, playwrights, architects, designers, musicians, community leaders, social scientists, ecologists, marine biologists, oceanographers, poets, acclaimed Gaelic singers and a Michelin-starred chef.
Effective start/end date5/08/1112/08/11