Six predictions of Edinburgh’s future green spaces

Could trees send you a text when they need watering? Would you cut down trees to capture more carbon? Where would you play if your local park was deliberately flooded? These are just a few of the things that could happen to our most familiar spaces to help combat the climate crisis.

When: 26 June – 11 July 2021

Where: Online within the Edinburgh Science Festival Website

This digital event will transport you to a virtual gallery overlooking Arthur’s Seat to explore and create your own exciting visions for the future of green spaces in Edinburgh. Local artists and ecologists have got together to imagine a ‘better’, greener future for Edinburgh. How do you think have they have done, and what would your vision be?

The online art exhibition showcases how problems like carbon emissions, drought, heatwaves and even social justice can be tackled with nature-based solutions. The artworks are co-created by young and local artists and urban ecologists and show how nature can be used to benefit both the environment and people.

Dive into the visions and science to explore how you can take action in future to help combat climate change and help us ensure that everyone has a voice in our futures by contributing your own ideas for future green spaces in Edinburgh.



Our Partners and creation process

This exhibition is delivered in partnership with SMASH-UK – a diverse mash-up of STEM subjects & the Arts – working for better gender, ethnic & socio-economic diversity in STEAM education & careers. SMASH-UK specialise in creative collaboration, participatory engagement and co-production with communities, and fusing arts and science. They are best known for their NCCPE award-winning ‘SMASHfest‘ community festivals, and their upcoming ‘SPACE PLAGUE VR‘ experience.