Against Disappearance: Future Environmental Values in Visual Culture is a transdisciplinary research enquiry investigating how artistic practices can offer frameworks for living more environmentally sustainable futures. Since early 2020, Rebecca has been working with an international interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists, policy makers and criminal justice specialists on the Intergovernmental Policy for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) global assessment.
As Visual Culture lead on the report Collins, to date, has been compiling a database of resources and drafting the written section of the report for publication. An integral aspect of this investigation is the translation of complex theoretical ideas into action points to be understood by policy makers and non-specialist audiences. In this next phase of the research Collins seeks to interrogate how a series of bespoke graphic designs can assist in this process. To do so, Collins will initiate a new collaboration with Barcelona-based action design for social change collective, The Social Vim, to produce a series of infographics to illustrate complex findings from the report.