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 APDGreen Conversations around the globepost

“If theatre is to be part of the most vital conversation humanity faces, then it has to change its practice.” – Paddy Dillon, Theatre Green Book APDGreen Conversations has been involved with several exciting ecoscenographic projects happening recently, focussing production designers on environmental solutions. In this Quarter’s newsletter, theatre designer Imogen Ross reports back about conversations […]

APDGREEN: A Green Conversationpost

APDGreen: A Green Conversation, is an initiative by APDG Member Imogen Ross ‘There are three pillars of sustainability: Environment, Social and Economic and these should be addressed in all production activities. Choosing where we buy items can influence our role in looking after people and the planet. Social awareness and action within business is ever increasing […]

APDGreen Conversations: Eco Provocation- re-thinking our practicespost

By Imogen Ross APDGreen Conversations has been catching up with the many exciting conversations happening across Australia and the world about environmental issues and production design. In this Quarter’s newsletter, theatre designer Imogen Ross sums up a few different perspectives from APDG designers and freelance production creatives who are actively championing environmental initiatives across film, TV, […]

APDGreen Conversations: EcoScenography – linking sustainable practises across international borderspost

By Imogen Ross APDGreen Conversations is a Live Performance initiative that actively champions environmental actions made by Australian production designers working across film, TV, live events and live performance. In this Quarter’s newsletter, theatre designer Imogen Ross looks at the growing interest in sustainable practises at World Stage Design (WSD) and the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ), and […]

APDGREEN: A Green Conversation – with Chloe Greavespost

Costume designer and APDG member Chloe Greaves was the costume designer and make-up artist for Red Stitch Theatre Company’s production Oil by Ella Hickson in December 2019. Chloe has allowed us to republish her program notes as part of the APDGreen: A Green Conversation.  When I first read Ella Hickson’s ‘Oil’ the theme that I found most […]

APDGreen Conversations – Imogen Rosspost

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” –Buckminster Fuller This month’s green conversations have been with live performance designers Renee Mulder and Katja Handt about their choices to incorporate sustainability into their work. (Please see separate articles). The full cycle […]

APDGreen Conversations: Going Around in Circles – environmental stewardship in the circular economypost

‘Data IS currency’ was reiterated several times by Sarah Tosone who works as a specialist in environmental management across Australian film and TV production, events and festivals. As a professional environmental steward Sarah is passionate about working alongside production designers and their Heads of Department (HODs) to aid a production’s carbon footprint move towards zero. Ensuring […]

APDGreen Conversations – Renée Mulder chats with Imogen Rosspost

 “Ours is a wasteful industry unless you think outside the box” Designers want to be more environmentally aware and to choose sustainability over expend-ability, but often our choice of design materials can go directly in the face of environmental sustainability. Imogen Ross recently caught up with APDG member Renée Mulder to discuss some of her […]

APDGreen Conversations: Visionary Spokespost

‘Our responsibility is to make a difference. There is a moral and ethical imperative to act NOW.’ [from Road to Carbon Zero; live webinar facilitated by Julie’s Bicycle, 14th May 2020, U.K.] Julie’s Bicycle [see https://juliesbicycle.com/why-we-exist/about-us] was established in 2007  and remains an influential group in the UK who work directly with the Theatre and Live Events industry […]

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