Established by artist David Buckland in 2001, Cape Farewell coordinates cultural responses to climate change. One dope thing they do is send groups of artists, musicians, educators, writers, and scientists into the arctic–not forever, just for a trip. Past expeditions have included Feist, Amy Balkin, Vikram Seth, Jarvis Cocker, and Gary Hume, creator of the Hermaphrodite Polar Bear, below.
This week, the 2009 Expedition took off into the Andean Rainforests of Peru. The crew includes Yann Martell, author of Life of Pi, Charlie Kronick, chief policy advisor at Greenpeace, and San Francisco artist Adriane Colburn. Check the site for updates and maps.