Amy Howden-Chapman

Amy Howden-Chapman (b. Aotearoa/New Zealand) is an artist and writer whose work has focused for more than a decade on the ways culture can intervene in the climate crisis. Specifically, her work concerns the ways artistic engagement with local sites can help shape climate understanding and action. She is a founding editor of The Distance Plan (, a platform that brings together artists, scientists, policymakers, and activists to promote interdisciplinary conversation on climate change and culture. Howden-Chapman was the 2016 DAAD fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. She is Visiting Associate Professor at the Pratt Institute, and she also teaches a course on Sustainability at Parsons School of Design at the New School.

Recent exhibitions include Elbow-Room in the Universe (Enjoy Public Art Gallery, 2020), Portfolios (The Architectural League of New York, 2019), and Brick Fall, Glass Wall  (The Physics Room, 2016).

Howden-Chapman has been based in the United States for over a decade and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.