'Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.' EXTINCTION REBELLION
This panel faces up to the Truth, joins the Rebellion, proposes art and artists as vital in enabling the mass-creativity required to save the world.
According to the United Nations we have 11 years left to limit a climate change catastrophe. At a time when politicians discuss the need to “live within our means” when it comes to national finances, this does not appear to translate to the environment or consideration of future generations. Right now, the UK is set to miss its 2025 carbon targets, with devastating consequences.
In 2019 we recognise that the way art is produced, experienced and distributed contributes to Climate Change. This panel asks what can the Arts do?
Chair, Judith Knight (Freelance Consultant, Founder and ex-Director, Artsadmin) with Rita Marcalo (Instant Dissidence), Chenine Bhathena (Creative Director, Coventry 2021, UK City of Culture), Carla Denyer (Green Party Parliamentary Candidate Bristol West/Councillor for Bristol Clifton Down) with a live broadcast to the heart of London’s Climate Action led by Ruth Ben-Tovim (Encounters and Culture Declares Emergency), Fehinti Balogun (Actor and XR Activist) and Kay Michaels (Letters to the Earth).
This event is part of the In Between Time Summit Day 1 programme. The event is included in the 1-Day Ticket and 3-Day Summit Pass OR can be booked separately.
'We cannot of course save the world, because we do not have authority over its parts. We can serve the world though. This is everyone's calling; to lead a life that helps.' BARRY LOPEZ, EDEN AS A CONVERSATION
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Fog Bridge, Fujiko Nakaya © Paul Box