Emily Hinshelwood

Emily is a social anthropologist and creative practitioner. She is co-founder and Creative Director Awel Aman Tawe (AAT). She has written and designed all AAT’s publications including the Windfarm Consultation Toolkit published by the UK Government in 2002, our Awel and Egni Share Offer Documents, academic papers and all promotional material. She established AAT’s arts and climate change programme in 2010 and is currently project managing Hwb y Gors – a reimagining of former Cwmgors primary school into a zero-carbon arts, education and enterprise centre. Emily’s passion is in engaging people in climate action and she has carried out many projects to that effect. Among these, her favourites are:  AAT’s Naked Renewable Energy calendar 2007 (encouraging over 70 people to take off their clothes – in the name of renewables); her Sustainable Moon Mission in 2019 involving over 700 people in building a Lunar capsule where she lived as artist in residence for 2 weeks on the top floor of Pontardawe Arts Centre; and her walk across Wales (2012) on which she asked every person she met ‘3 questions about climate change’ and created verbatim poems from their answers which she has delivered at Welsh Government and other climate conferences in UK and Europe. And yes, she is mad!

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