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One Cell, The World
Climate Action Art & Research Catalogue
by Pauline Sameshima

Around the world, individuals and groups are rallying to draw attention to the climate emergency. Lakehead University culminated a Year Of Climate Action (YOCA) in a showcase of events at their 2022 Research and Innovation Week. One Cell, The World is the resulting hybrid research-art catalogue with essays, poetry, art, videos, music, and more, from diverse communities on the climate crisis. One Cell, The World includes a keynote speech by Seth Klein on how we might mobilize climate action at a university level and essays as diverse as the role of salt in bio alcohols, to native species gardening. Select artworks respond to the floods in British Columbia, water resources in Lake Superior, and ocean surges in Ayetoro, Nigeria. A cello piece was created using NASA global climate data. Local and international, the selected works demonstrate the possibilities for what climate action can look like. They contain insights and inspiration for climate activists, artists, educators, and policy makers; as well as for all those who care about the planet.

"It is inspiring to see in this work the tremendous potential of the arts to express such poignant and ingenious responses to the climate crisis. It is also inspiring to sense such heartfelt and passionate care for our planet." – Dr. Benjamin Bolden, UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning "One Cell, the World showcases how artists and researchers are active participants in the discourse surrounding climate change, not merely observers of environmental degradation. Through insightful analysis, compelling artworks, and moving language, One Cell, the World invites readers to embark on a journey of introspection and advocacy, where art becomes a powerful tool for environmental resilience and social change." – Catherine Abreu, Destination Zero (Founder & Executive Director); Canada’s Net Zero Advisory Body (Advisor); Canadian Climate Institute (Advisor) "One Cell, the World highlights how arts through research can beautifully raise awareness of climate change and social justice." – Dr. Andrew Dean, Lakehead University Vice-President Research and Innovation

Dr. Pauline Sameshima is a curriculum theorist, educator, curator, editor, artist, and writer. Pauline served as the Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Studies from 2012-2022. She was inducted to the College of the Royal Society of Canada, one of the highest achievements recognizing scholarly excellence. Pauline has won international awards for her books on curriculum theory, interdisciplinary methodology, and poetic inquiry, including the co-authored Parallaxic Praxis: Multimodal Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Research Design, which received the 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award. She lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Robin Faye holds an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts (HBFA) and a Master of Education (MEd) with a specialization in environmental and sustainability education. As a visual artist, she has twice received Lakehead University’s LAIR Award for excellence in art and research. Robin is an active member of Citizens United for a Sustainable Planet. She is an uninvited guest on the territory of the Anishinaabe of the Fort William First Nation, and thus a hereditary signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850.


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