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Insights of an Eco Artist

Media Platform &

Creative Studio

Contemporary Currents is a podcast that
 critically examines the contemporary art scene
 through the lens of ecology, politics, an societal movements.
Co-hosted by Joana Alarcão and Shannon Castor, each episode delves into the work of an artist, exploring their unique perspectives and creative processes. From the visual composition to the underlying concepts, the hosts dissect and analyze the artwork, shedding light on the artists' intentions and the broader themes their pieces evoke. With a focus on activism and its intersection with creativity, this podcast offers an insightful glance at the thought processes behind these impactful works.

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Season I

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Joana Alarcão, one of the co-hosts

Joana Alarcão

Joana Alarcão, a Portuguese Eco-artist, curator, and editor, is an unwavering advocate for the fusion of art, social/environmental justice, and culture.


Armed with a background in the arts and journalism, Joana has delved into the worlds of over 300 artists, diving deep into their creative processes and unique perspectives.  These interviews have not only been featured in various media outlets but have also enriched her role as an editor and curator for "Insights of an Eco Artist."  

Joana's work extends beyond the boundaries of her platform. She has collaborated with renowned magazines such as "Women to Women," "Public Offerings Ltd," and "Gatekeeper," as well as the esteemed NGO, "Creative Conscious," and "Arts Help."

Joana Alarcão's commitment to bridging the gap between art, social/environmental justice, and culture makes her mission not just about creating beautiful works of art but also about using art as a powerful tool for positive change. 

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Shannon castor one of co-host

Shannon Castor

Shannon Castor is a multidisciplinary artist working in writing, film, and painting. She has been the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards such as the Gamblin Paint Award for Outstanding Achievement in Oil Painting and has been featured in the Southwest Art Magazine where she was interviewed for the 21 Under 31 series. She has participated in art residencies in Germany with Takt Leipzig and GlogauAIR. Shannon has a BFA in Cross Media from the Oregon College of Art and Craft and a MFA in Art and Ecology from the Burren College of Art, National University of Galway, Ireland.

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