Climate House by Keg de Souza

Date Residency 2022 and Installation 2023
Location Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Date 23 September 2022: Talk - Planting the Colony, Displanting the Narrative
Time 2:00pm (GMT)
Location Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Date: 23.09.2022 Time: 2:00pm (GMT)

Inverleith House, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s (RBGE) primary exhibition venue, will be transformed into Climate House as part of a three-year project. Climate House welcomes artists from Scotland and around the world to showcase work that encourages conversations about life on earth and expand our understanding of biodiversity and our place in the world.

Artist Keg de Souza is currently undertaking an residency with RBGE and will transform Inverleith House  into Climate House in 2023. She will inspire connections between artists, scientists, horticulturists, scholars, activists, policymakers and audiences in the UK, Australia and around the world.

About the Artist

Keg de Souza is an artist of Goan ancestry who lives and works on Gadigal land and explores the politics of space through temporary architecture, food, mapping and dialogues. Influenced by lived experiences of her ancestral lands being colonised to now living as a settler on unceded land, architectural training and radical spaces through squatting Keg’s projects centre voices from the margins, for learning about Place. Keg is a PhD Candidate at Wominjeka Djeembana; MADA, Monash University.

Projects include: Convivial City, South London Gallery; Common Knowledge and Learning Curves, Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane and Artspace, Sydney; The National: New Australian Art, AGNSW; 20th Biennale of Sydney; Setouchi Triennale, Japan; Preservation, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Temporality in Architecture, Food and Communities, Delfina Foundation, London; Temporary Spaces, Edible Places, ATLAS Arts, Isle of Skye; 5th Auckland Triennial; 15th Jakarta Biennale; Vertical Villages (with ruangrupa) at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.

Upcoming Talk: Planting the Colony, Displanting the Narrative
Friday 23 September 2022, 14:00 – 15:30
Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, University of Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland, are delighted to invite you to this panel talk with artists Annalee Davis, Keg de Souza, Shiraz Bayjoo and Claire Ratinon, exploring the urgent issues of coloniality, environmental justice and indigenous rights through a botanical lens. How are institutions with colonial and plant histories addressing their pasts and what role are artists playing in that discourse? Register

Climate House is supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant, and the Australian Government and the British Council as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.