CoClimate is an artist-led think tank and strategic design studio. Our mission is to build essential questions about climate change.

We work at the intersection of the creative arts and organizational change to create imagery, experiences, insights, and objects that are beautiful, compelling, imaginative, and legible for people from different worldviews and frames of reference. Our task is to provoke, stimulate, and inspire new connections between people, technology, and the environment. In building essential questions, we empower communities, leaders, and the curious with the cultural tools, evidence, experiences, and resources they need to clarify the meaning, role, and impacts of climate change on their lives.

“We shape our climate, and then our climate shapes us.”

Our vision is a world in which artists and institutions actively engage, explore, and experiment with what it means to be human in the context of a changing climate. We define ourselves by our CURIOSITY, our CRAFT, and the VIVIDNESS we bring to the task of climate change engagement.

Please visit our Services page to learn more about how we work and what we have to offer.




Cathrine Kramer is an artist, designer, researcher and curator working internationally. Inspired by human ecology, she creates playful scenarios that investigate our relationships to each other and the environments we live in. Her experimental practice employs a range of collaborations, objects, performance, digital media, graphics, animation and food to uncover the good, the bad and the ugly of life on Spaceship Earth. Most recently, she has been working collaboratively on the development of the Center for Genomic Gastronomy, CoClimate, and is a visiting lecturer in the Design & Environment MA at Goldsmiths College, London.


Emma Dorothy Conley is an artist and designer interested in multidisciplinary approaches to creative research and spectacular storytelling. With a focus on imagined futures, she creates practical and speculative work that aims to identify issues, present possibilities, and expand realities. Emma is currently a producer forCoClimate and the Center for Genomic Gastronomy. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bennington College (2010) and an MFA in Collaborative Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (2013).


Gabriel Harp is a designer, evolutionary ecologist, and social science researcher. His work combines evidence-based research with design, new media, and communication tools to help individuals and organizations envision change, adopt transformative practices, and broaden impact. With experience in North America, Asia, and Europe, he focuses on people’s relationships with technology, resources, information and knowledge infrastructures, the environment, communities, and global climate change – translating insights into programs, tools, games, strategy, and services for more effective audience and stakeholder engagement. Gabriel holds a BA in Biology (2001), and a MA in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior from Indiana University, Bloomington (2003) and a MFA in Art & Design from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2007).


Zack Denfeld is an artist, designer and educator working at the intersection of the natural, built and information environments. He helped launch the Center for Experimental Media Art at the Srishti School of Art Design & Technology (Bangalore, India) and the MFA in Collaborative Design at PNCA (Portland, OR). He has worked with CKS on the Emerging Economy Report and with CSTEP‘s Next Generation Infrastructure Lab and has several years experience as an educator, designer and convener of workshop and conferences. Zack holds degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Michigan.



Kindle Project is an outside-the-box grantmaking organization supporting wild solutions, by unusual suspects, in the attempt to move mountains.


Invoking the Pause is an environmental small grants program that cultivates innovative ideas to address climate change.


Science Gallery is an award-winning international initiative pioneered by Trinity College Dublin that delivers a dynamic new model for engaging 15–25 year olds with science. Through a cutting-edge program of exhibitions and experiences that ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide, Science Gallery encourages young people to learn through their interests.


The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) partners have been working to identify quick-start actions that will ensure rapid delivery of scaled-up climate and clean air benefits by reducing key short-lived climate pollutants, including methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

These initiatives seek to promote near-term reductions of short-lived climate pollutants at a substantial scale worldwide, and to engage high-level stakeholders.


CoClimate is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.