Jo Hodges

Jo Hodges

Artist

I am public artist based in Scotland with a diverse practice that explores relationships, systems and change. My work is led by an interest in process, public engagement and cross-disciplinary collaboration. 

My practice responds to site, place or community. Working across art forms I create installations and interventions, both temporary and permanent. My background is in Human Ecology, community development and social justice and as an artist I am interested in public engagement and research and experimentation at the intersection of environment, culture, science and technology.

Recent projects have been have developed in collaboration with cultural organisations such as the Jam Factory, Lviv, Ukraine and scientists and academics at The School of Social and Political Science, Edinburgh University, The Centre for Infection, Immunity and Evolution, Edinburgh University, The Hutton and Rowett Institutes, Aberdeen and with research based organisations such as the British Society of Immunology. The resulting work has explored a wide range of differing but interlinked areas such as strategies for creative regeneration in post industrial cities, the social construction of the environment, landscape and relationship to place, the evolution and adaptive strategies of pathogens, soil and the food system, climate change and immunology.

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