Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac

Recently, we were interviewed by “Revival,” a research and knowledge exchange project based in Estonia that brings together scientists and artists who “are passionate about cultural outreach and creative approaches that are focused on the relationship between ecology and human activity.” The interview focuses on our work about the impact of climate change and pollution on Siberia’s Lake Baikal. That project, titled “The Second Fire,” began with a Fulbright grant to Eastern Siberia in 2018-19 and is expected to continue with a second grant in 2021-22. Some images from that project are featured here, and you can find the entire ongoing project, which includes photographs, video, essays and original music, here: The Second Fire.

“Revival” is based in Southern Estonia, in the  the City of Tartu and surrounding regions. In 2024, Tartu will be a European Capital of Culture, a rotating honor in the European Union that will give it a prominent role of leadership in European culture and art. The role of “Revival” is to act as a lead-up to the 2024 celebration, beginning the process of collaboration with artists and scientists from other locations. We are honored to be among 18 artists who were chosen to be interviewed for an initiative that emphasizes the sharing of artistic and ecological expertise across international boundaries. You can read the interview below or on the full Revival site here: Bulisova/Isaac Interview.  You can also download a pdf publication here: Revival.

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