ECO-ANXIETY MANIPULATOR ︎ MULTI-SPECIES EMPATHY GENERATOR ︎ LOW CARBON PLEASURE ACCELERATOR ︎­­ BIO-CONSCIENCE PERCOLATOR ︎ MUTUAL-AID CO-ORDINATOR ︎ GAIAN COLLABORATOR ­︎­ ANTI-DENIAL COMMUNICATOR ︎ PLANETARY CRAFT ORIGINATOR ︎ ECOTOPIA SIMULATOR ︎ INTER SPECIES NETWORK SPECULATOR





Founded: 2017
Location: Glasgow, UK
Current Members: 4

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A+E is a group of creatives working in design, film, food and writing, coming together to awaken people’s interest and investment in a better world. We formed in 2017 out of a shared concern for climate crisis, ecological consciousness and a strong desire to forge a more playful, vibrant account of living in the Anthropocene.*

Our vision is of a post-oil, radical and diverse culture that addresses the current climate crisis through experimental, ethical and accessible approaches: a culture that takes creative and political risks whilst promoting the wellbeing of human and more-than-human beings. We hope for a world where our inseparable connection and interdependence with the natural world is acknowledged, respected and celebrated.

Our mission involves the following: promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration, cooperative research and participatory creative practice; continually traversing new modes of stimulating sustainable and conscious thinking; maintaining commitment to accessible, everyday and familiar scenarios and ideas; and, finally, furthering artistic and intellectual exchanges with individuals and institutions both within and beyond the art world.

We work towards these goals by producing and facilitating a myriad of multidisciplinary events, including workshops, reading sessions, meditative gatherings and film screenings. Moreover, we specialise in digital and print design, creative writing, critical theory, publishing and curating. Throughout our work, we consistently strive to use sustainable materials and reduce our collective carbon footprint.

A+E works in collaboration with artists and organisations on a commission basis, but we are currently seeking to offer assistance and tailored visual content for individuals and organisations looking for sustainable, climate conscious outcomes and solutions.

*Anthropocene is a proposed geological epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change.

If you have ideas for projects and collaborations, or just want to have a chat, we’d love to hear from you.




Finn Arschavir (he/him) is a founding member. He has a background in communication design and dabbles in domestic terraforming/garden composting. He contributes to the design, production and wavy ambience of the collective.

Ane Lopez (she/her) is also a founding member. Although she has a background in design, she has worked in film festival production for the last year and she hopes to pursue a career in programming and curating. She is fascinated by artist-run rural residencies and longs for self sustaining living. Ane acts as a navigator contributing to the creative production and outreach of the collective.

Maria Sledmere (she/her) joined after being involved with the launch of But There Is No Land Near The End. She’s a DFA candidate at the University of Glasgow, working on creative-critical approaches to anthropocene aesthetics. She generally works in the Poetry and Theory branch of the collective, and like Finn is all about that wavy ambience.

Lucy Watkins (she/her) joined in early 2018 to assist with the design of But There Is No Land Near The End. She’s hands on, loves playing with her food, and always ensures everything is used efficiently. Lucy works largely on design, social media and catering for events, navigating how food can be used as a powerful form of communication.