Image courtesy of Barron Bixler
The Environmental Art + Media Lab at Princeton fosters creative projects that illuminate pressing environmental problems and spark social change. We collaborate with artists, filmmakers, writers, designers and makers as well as environmental scientists and community science groups.
In tandem with our art and storytelling experiments, we conduct interdisciplinary research about how and for whom different creative forms—from performance to speculative fiction, documentary to interactive media—break through the noise of skepticism and disinformation and respond to collective feelings of despair and exhaustion. The lab's animating conviction is that imagination is vital to convey both research about and lived experiences of current ecological crises and to provoke possibilities for livable futures beyond extractive capitalism and climate disaster.