This reading list was produced by A+E Collective to accompany The Dream Turbine – launching 22 April 2021 – which explores the relationship between sustainability and dreaming, offering a space to collectively share our dreams and have discussions surrounding these broader topics.
A+E Collective is a multidisciplinary collective based in Glasgow, working together since 2018 out of a shared concern for climate disaster. Combining creative voices, poetics, innovative design and critical thought, we approach ecological dialogue through collaboration and participatory practice. Following the launch of our debut publication, But There is No Land Near the End (2018), we have hosted a reading platform, BIOSYSTEMS, looking at themes such as ‘dark mycology and bio-architecture’, and delivered workshops, talks and installations at exhibitions and events such as Assembly Aberdeen,Generator Projects, Future Currents, UNFIX and Market Gallery. An artist’s book/anthology of works and research materials made from surplus material, MONTE CARLO 1, was published in 2019.
Finn Arschavir (he/him) is an artist and designer. His practice spans drawing, sound and moving image. He often works collaboratively, often with cultural and community organisations, to challenge social and environmental inequalities and cultivate a shared understanding of empathy, kinship and self-transcendence.
Ane Lopez (she/her) is a creative practitioner with a background ranging across curation, design and marketing with a focus on film and Anthropocene aesthetics. Ane is currently working as Programme Assistant for UNFIX, the Glasgow based performance and ecology festival, and she has curated a film programme for Femspectives 2021’s online weekender.
Maria Sledmere (she/her) is an artist and poet, currently completing a DFA in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. She is editor-in-chief at SPAM Press. Recent publications include Chlorophyllia (OrangeApple Press), neutral milky halo (Guillemot Press) and the co-edited anthology, the weird folds: everyday poems from the anthropocene (Dostoyevsky Wannabe).
Lucy Watkins (she/her) is a graphic designer currently assisting organisations who are positively impacting people, planet and future. By helping to develop unique identities and create a broad range of engaging print/digital collateral, she also ensures sustainability is kept in mind throughout the design process and into the final outcome. Lucy is also a passionate local, seasonal and zero waste cooking advocate.