We asked writers and illustrators to explore the links between climate and health. We wanted to know if healthier, greener, more equitable systems might also improve our wellbeing.
We dig into the toxic materials and systems in our daily lives, with Owen Hatherley reflecting on the future of the concrete outskirts of London; Aja Barber grappling with fast-fashion and Dr Arianne Shavisi tearing down waste colonialism. Forensic Architecture member Imani Jacqueline Brown outlining the racially charged history and present impacts of chemical weapons, and Clayton Page Aldern looks into the neuroscience of climate anxiety.
We dissect healthcare provision itself: activists and writers Abi Deivanayagam and Rhiannon Osbourne unearth the colonial roots and symptoms of a struggling system, Esther Kaner explores alternative forms of well-being provision and Nadia Whittome, MP and former care worker, explains the vital links between care work and a Green New Deal to Joe Duffy.
And finally, we present some new routes forward. Possible co-director and writer Alice Bell hears how citizen scientists are cleaning up our polluted air, Elspeth Wilson finds that disabled experiences can give us new ways to access nature, and Kayla Cohen looks to forms of collective and traditional knowledge to revitalise our struggling soils.