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Perspectives for the Environment in the Arts

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show we talk about innovation in the space of sustainability and how even in the arts you can be environmentally conscious with Dr. Paul Godard and Lisa Scriven.

Dr. Paul Godard is a world renowned photographer whose work is a celebration of nature. He is in Namibia together with Lisa, to launch an art exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia that celebrates Namibian success in conservation and our incredible landscapes. The exhibition, titled Change Your Perspective, focuses on the beauty of Namibian nature with a surrealist twist.

“I believe strongly is the first thing to do is to reconnect ourselves with nature…. In many aspects society has lost that contact. That would be my first advice, spend more time in nature.”

In addition to the opening of their exhibition, they have launched a project, the Ticket 2 Utopia project, which is a collaborative initiative together with Eco Awards Namibia and NASCO (the NGO that oversees our communal conservancy programs).

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to Dr. Paul Godard and Lisa Scriven.

“The link to the Ticket 2 Utopia project is about inspiring people to be innovative when it comes to sustainability because the more pressures we’re aware of, environmental pressures, [the more] I’ve seen people come up with solutions and I think showing people that others have come up with solutions will inspire them to come up with others.”

In this MYD Earth podcast we find out:

  • How the arts can be a champion for the environment through telling the environmental story and through innovation in sustainability
  • Why Paul and Lisa want to champion Namibian conservation successes
  • Why the pair feel passionate about the environment

Take a listen to the MYD Earth Show with Dr. Paul Godard and Lisa Scriven, here :


The Change Your Perspective Exhibition is on at the National Art Gallery of Namibia until the 10th of June 2017.

For more information about Paul Godard’s Soul Photography, click here

For more information about the Ticket 2 Utopia project, click here