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23 March 2023

Announcing our first Environmentalist in Residence

We’re proud to announce Juliana Gaertner, an accomplished climate researcher and campaigner, as our inaugural Environmentalist in Residence.

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Juliana Gaertner

This position is a new initiative, aimed at supporting our growing commitment to climate action by bringing in experts to explore our archives and contribute to a better understanding of key environmental issues.

Juliana's tenure as Environmentalist in Residence at the Library will run until the end of May 2023. In her role, she will be contributing her expertise to ongoing projects and developing new initiatives that engage with our sound and textual archives to explore issues of global climate justice.

As part of her residency, Juliana will be engaging guest artist Hannah Kirmes-Daly. Hannah is an award-winning queer artist working on the intersection of art, journalism, and social justice politics. She holds an MA from the College of Fine Arts, Universität der Künste in Berlin.

Together, they will bring our archives to life and shine a light on the reality of climate change.

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Hannah Kirmes-Daly

Committed to issues of global climate and environmental justice, Juliana has worked with communities, researchers, non-profits, and governments around the world to shape climate policy. Most recently, Juliana worked for international NGO Global Witness,  and advised the directors of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. She holds an MPhil in Geography and Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford.