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CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones Residency

Naoko Mabon has been invited to conduct this year’s CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones Residency. Click here for more details.

✳︎“How can we collaboratively activate the intertidal zones as a forum for critically thinking about and taking actions towards the climate crisis?”

✳︎“How can we approach, understand and share the complex ecology, stories, heritage and challenges around the intertidal zones in an inclusive way?”

As part of the new On Tidal Zones Residency launched by Skye-based ATLAS Arts and CLIMAVORE of Cooking Sections, Oban-based curator Naoko Mabon will explore these questions through a practice-led action research in her own locale during the summer 2021.

The research involves regular engagement with intertidal zones in different scales and levels: daily personal interactions; occasional open sessions with guests where anyone can join; and a sharing to wider communities on Skye coinciding with CLIMAVORE’s Oyster Table birthday party 8-10 October 2021.

There is a hope that, through different interactions, conversations and activities across the research period, a group of interest would be loosely formed in Oban which leads and generates a long-term collaboration and grassroots actions towards climate emergency. If you are interested in this group, please visit an open Facebook page “Activating Oban Intertidal Zones”.

See you on intertidal zones!
Chì mi air na raointean eadar-thràghaidh sibh!


In 2021, ATLAS and CLIMAVORE collaboratively launched a new On Tidal Zones Residency. Through a period of practice-led research in their own locales, this is an opportunity for an artist/curator working in the Hebrides or West Highlands to reflect on histories, mythologies and changing relationships towards the coast and waters of the Gàidhealtachd. For more on the programme of ATLAS and CLIMAVORE, please visit: and