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Lunchtime Talk with Claire Ratinon and Sam Ayre: Environmental responsibility in the creative world

Mother Tree, Victoria Square

A conversation between writer and organic food grower Claire Ratinon and artist and educator Sam Ayre about creative responsibilities towards the environment, the possibilities of decolonial practice within art and horticulture and how this might encourage wider change in society.

Claire Ratinon is an organic food grower and writer based in East Sussex. Claire has grown edible plants in a variety of roles from growing organic vegetables for the Ottolenghi restaurant Rovi, to delivering workshops throughout London. She co-wrote the pamphlet, ‘Horticultural Appropriation’ for Rough Trade with artist, Sam Ayre and her first book, ‘How To Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving The House’ is out now. Her second book, ‘Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong,’ was published in June 2022.

Sam Ayre is an artist based in East Sussex. Sam specialises in socially engaged projects that focus on opinions, society, learning, ecologies and ideas of legitimacy surrounding art, culture and history.

Find out more about Claire and Sam here. 

This event will feature BSL interpretation throughout.

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Trigger, Unit 1.1 Streamline Building, Paintworks, Bristol BS4 3AS
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Northern Ireland Executive
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