Since 2004 the RANE research group (at Falmouth University until 2015) has been examining the relationship between the visual arts and ecological thinking, with the aim of contributing to a more sustainable future. Against the backdrop of accelerating environmental and economic collapse the arts are seen as a method for developing alternative models of thinking and doing. RANE is now part of the ecological arts hub based at Schumacher College.

The growing crisis that we are facing is, in large part, a systemic failure and consequently cannot be tackled with more of the same thinkingThe scale of the changes we are witnessing requires a process of radical reassessment. The arts are seen as particularly valuable in this arena as they readily use flexible, open-ended, non-linear methods to examine, explore and engage with issues and ideas.

The creative methods utilised by members of the group are not restricted to any specific medium. Indeed it is significant that, if we are to move towards sustainability, creative thinking transcends rigid boundaries imposed by a provisional structure of disciplines. For this reason the activities of the RANE group are intentionally trans-disciplinary, moving not just between the arts and humanities, but also drawing from scientific and philosophical thinking.

RANE is part of an expanding global network of creative responses to our current environmental and social crises. For further information please contact Dr Daro Montag at

Rane has moved

In December 2015 the RANE research group relocated from its home at Falmouth University to the new arts and ecology hub at Schumacher College. Some of the existing Research Associates have continued their association with the group, and other new Associates will be... read more

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Booking open now for this special opportunity to work with Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian (Land Art Generator Initiative) on a rare visit to England. ... See MoreSee Less

Regenerative Art (residential short course)

November 11, 2016, 5:00pm - November 13, 2016, 4:30pm

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL

Regenerative Art: the aesthetics of renewable energy in public spaces A residential workshop November 11-13, 2016 Course Leaders: Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry Land Art Generator Initiative (USA) A unique opportunity to work with two leading proponents of sustainable design within the sphere of public art. The Land Art Generator Initiative is becoming increasingly known and respected across the world for their work with public art, design in public spaces, and aesthetic design for renewable energy.

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