Climate stories incubator
We tell stories that document how diverse communities make sense of real-time climate change—and in some cases catastrophic loss—in relationship to places they love, value and call home.
Researchers. Storytellers. Artists.
Blue Lab's multidisciplinary team creates original stories and creative projects about lived experiences of large-scale environmental challenges
Meet the Team
Events + programs
Blue Lab invests in novel modes of environmental art and storytelling by convening exhibits, screenings, workshops and symposia, and by hosting environmental researchers, journalists, writers and artists.
See What's Been Happening
Archival Ecologies investigates how fires, floods, mold blooms and other ecological events are affecting cultural collections and the artifacts and memories they preserve. As climate change leads to more extreme weather events, the interactions between archives and the environments where they reside are becoming increasingly frequent and fraught. This series tells the stories of such archives, their stewards and their significance for communities at the forefront of climate change.
Carried by water
Carried by Water explores stories revolving around water as a force of nature, a resource and a pillar of well-being. Season one travels to communities in the Philippines impacted a decade ago by Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda), which made landfall on November 8, 2013. We explore changing ideas of risk communication and climate adaptation and shed light on the prolonged and often contentious process of disaster recovery.
Mining for the climate
Mining for the Climate examines the different narratives that are being told about the extraction, production, and development of lithium in the context of a changing climate and global histories of energy extraction. The project surveys and assesses perspectives on this critical mineral from a variety of global, national, and local actors, including government agencies, lithium mining companies, Indigenous groups, farmers and ranchers, and environmental advocates.