We’re thankful for all of the collaborators on Artivism4Earth, from composition and artwork to website and promotion.

A4E Directors

Hasse Borup, Music

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“As the climate crisis grows more urgent by the day, it is up to each of us to do everything in our power to address the issue. As artists, we have the responsibility to use our talent to communicate, interpret and express the science of climate change to help society come together to solve this existentialistic challenge.”

Elisabet Curbelo, Music

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“Art and creativity are essential to the human experience. They expand understanding, and help us process, share, and find solutions to our most complex challenges. As we collectively confront climate change, the Arts and Humanities can shine new light on this critical conversation by presenting the issues from unique and novel perspectives. We will need to come together to solve this pivotal challenge, and A4E leads the way by example.”

University of Utah Collaborators

Miriam Albert-Sobrino, Film

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“I believe in the effectiveness of knowledge in empowering people, but I’ll be honest, oftentimes, knowing is just not enough. Artistic renditions exploring climate change can help others perceive in new and innovative ways the urgency of this issue. And that’s why as artivist I am proud to be part of this growing group of earth advocates.”

Sonia Albert-Sobrino, Film

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“We live in a borrowed land, a privilege that we have ungratefully exploited for all too long now. I advocate for a more sustainable way of living that preserves our earth and all its beauty. I am hopeful, but concerned, the future seems bleak, but I am confident that together we can produce change through an inspiring combination of art and scientific knowledge.”

Katharine Coles, English

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“A good poem – or work of art – meets people where they happen to be in time and space and helps them to know where they are. Our particular time and space are inhabited and informed by the reality of climate change and the rolling catastrophes that climate change brings with it. My role in this collaboration is to help create for the audience an experience in art, one that helps them to more fully apprehend the crisis of this moment and perhaps to gain a sense of purpose and agency in the face of that crisis.”

Julia Corbett, Communication and Environmental Humanities

Faculty Profile
“Most adults are fully aware of climate change, but for many the crisis is not a felt or urgent reality that’s connected to their everyday lives. The arts and humanities can engage people emotionally, corporeally, experientially, and in ways that illustrate our interdependency with the living world. As a communicator and writer, I believe in the power of alternative narratives that awaken, inspire, and give rational hope for a future world in which we want to live.”

Tim Garrett, Atmospheric Sciences

Faculty Profile
“I have been interested in finding ways to convey information about our changing atmosphere in ways that can be heard or even translated to music. Sound is a more natural way for humans to comprehend than graphs or numbers.”

Tim Lee, Natural History Museum of Utah

“The Natural History Museum of Utah is developing a new exhibition on climate change. We are collaborating with designers, scientists, artists, musicians, writers, community members, and many other stakeholders. Artivism for Earth gives us an opportunity to explore novel and compelling ways to develop experiences that combine creativity in science and art.”

John C. Lin, Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences

Faculty Profile
“I am motivated to participate in this project in order to communicate climate change through the arts. As an atmospheric scientist, I have been struck by the beauty of scientific data and the patterns that emerge from scientific plots. I believe that the arts can help communicate the scientific data and translate the message behind the data.”

Robert Paine, School of Medicine

Faculty Profile
“I am a pulmonary physician and researcher. Much of my research has explored how changes in the air we inhale influences lung defense against infection and injury. For many years I have been engaged in efforts to improve air quality in the face of climate change, through policy and through efforts to influence individual behavior. Effective communication that we all are impacted by and must engage in addressing climate change is imperative and must involve new creative approaches that go beyond dry science.”

Cheryl Pirozzi, U Health

Faculty Profile
”I am a pulmonologist caring for people with lung disease. I do research focused on the health effects of air pollution and see first hand the health effects of air pollution and climate change especially with the increasing prevalence of wildfires. I am passionate about the effects of climate change on our world and I believe the health effects are one of the more tangible pieces to communicate the urgency of the situation.”

Wendy Wischer, Art & Art History

Faculty Profile
“With our increasing global climate crisis, I am compelled to focus on environmental issues; finding pathways to translate data into personal understanding and create artwork that moves the viewer poetically. My hope is to find impactful ways to connect people more deeply with the environments they live in. This collaboration brings together different disciplines which is key as we move forward. We will need to work together, combining our expertise, to find future solutions that work for all. I am honored to be part of such a diverse and talented group.”

External Collaborators

John Luther Adams

Xavier Beteta

Wheaton College

Matthew Burtner

University of Virginia

Christopher Chafe

Stanford University

Yvette Janine Jackson

Harvard University

Pam Uschuk


Naomi Oreskes

Harvard University

Judy Twedt

Fry Street Quartet

Utah State University
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Madeleine Choir School

Digital Content Helix

Gregory Niemeyer

UC Berkeley

Brandon Vogt

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Jennifer Nodjak


Christina Castellanos


Larry Cesspooch


Kayden Denny

Native American Hoop Dancer

Julie Edwards


Luca di Florin

Oboe/English Horn

Jason Hardink


Katie Porter


Kasia Sokol-Borup


Maddy Tarantelli

French Horn

Jens Tenbroek


Victor Uzur

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