Can visual art affect viewer perceptions of climate change?

This question lies at the core of the 4-year multidisciplinary research project Climart run by a team of international researchers in psychologynatural science and the arts. The project is led and housed at the Institute of Psychology at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.

Launched in 2014, the research includes studies assessing how audiences are affected by climate-related artwork and the engagement of a visual art for this project itself.

The project will culminate in a public artwork in Trondheim in the summer of 2017. We hope the data we collect will inform the fields of environmental psychology, visual art and communication around sustainability and climate.