Advent, Advent, the earth is on fire … Climate Watch on the Window Sill

Advent, Advent, the earth is on fire … Climate Watch on the Window Sill

“Lights out, light a candle” on December 12th

“As part of a Climate Watch on the Window Sill, candles placed on European window sills can send a signal for the climate and solidarity – everyone acting individually, yet all together, too. Under the hashtag #klimawache2020, everyone can share their own contributions through social media, resulting in an online sea of lights, in line with the motto of “lights out, light a candle”.

The climate crisis has been pushed out of the spotlight of reports and discussions by COVID-19. All the more important, therefore, to raise awareness again. To this end, the Graz Natural History Museum, together with prominent partners and the wider population, is calling for a campaign throughout Austria, Climate Watch on the Window Sill, to take place from 6 pm on December 12th, the day on which the Paris Agreement on climate change was reached.

Anyone wishing to take part and send a signal should place a burning candle in their window for one hour or longer from 6 pm on December 12th and turn off the lights in the rooms inside. In order to make this communal climate watch on the window sill visible online, too, photos and videos can be shared on social media under the hashtag #klimawache2020.”

Read more about the action and get your candles ready!

#FightFor1Point4!

#FightFor1Point4!

News from Fridays For Future!

“On Saturday, December 12th, people from around the world come together to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. But there is no reason for celebration. Our leaders fail to contribute to a 1.5 degree pathway and the climate crisis is becoming uncontrollable. ​Read more! We can’t allow that to happen. ​

FFF and #FightFor1Point5 !​

Education for Action

Education for Action

Join the Climate Museum of New York City for an online celebration of what has already been accomplished and what the future holds for the museum and its extensive community. #MFFrecommends

“Please join us for a live stream Open House for GivingTuesday! We’ll celebrate all our community accomplished in this challenging year and preview what’s to come in 2021. We look forward to hearing your input. The Climate Museum team and special programming partners will share our plans for panel discussions, internships and youth arts, climate engagement tools, and future exhibitions—all with a focus on new opportunities and new imperatives.”

Find our more here!

Museums and Social Impact: Climate

Although the entire program of the 2020 MuseumDigit Conference, organized by the Hungarian National Museum’s National Centre of Museological Methodology and Information is ripe with interesting events, Paviliton C will be especially interesting for anyone interested in museum sector activities addressing climate change and social justice. #MFFrecommends

Participants will include: Ferenc Jordán, Diane Drubay, Nick Merriman, Kirsten Drotner, Anna Chiara Cimoli, Maria Chiara Ciaccherri and more.

Register now, it will be online and free!

 

Climate & the Economy

Climate & the Economy

The combination of liberal democracy and capitalist market economy aimed at achieving a ritualised sustained growth massively impacting our ecosystems and the climate. Climate conferences are becoming rituals that disappoint on an annual basis, failing to bring about any sustainable change. And while individual measures designed to reduce our ecological footprint are important, what we really need is a complete rethink of our economic system. How can a systemic change channelled more towards an eco-social tax reform succeed? What sort of incentives should society and the economy be offered in order to find and implement sustainable solutions? Can climate protection and a ‘healthy’ economic system go hand in hand?

Participants

Sigrid Stagl, Professor of Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Stefan P. Schleicher, economist, Wegener Centre for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz
Oliver Ressler, artist
Klara Butz, Fridays for Future activist
Moderator: Michael Huber, Kurier/futurezone

Participation is free of charge; please REGISTER at anmeldung@kunsthauswien.com

The event is part of the Future Talk: Climate X Change series. 

Reimagining Museums for Climate Action: Mark Chambers and Miranda Massie

Reimagining Museums for Climate Action: Mark Chambers and Miranda Massie

The Climate Museum presents:Reimagining Museums for Climate Action: Mark Chambers and Miranda Massie

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What is a museum’s purpose? How can museums and the cultural sector transform to meet the demands of the climate emergency? What broader questions are raised for the mobilization of public space and the relationship between institutions and activism?

This event will start with a dialogue between Mark Chambers, Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and Miranda Massie, Director of the Climate Museum, that will open out into a conversation with attendees on the themes raised by a major international design competition for which Massie serves as a juror. Reimagining Museums for Climate Action has attracted hundreds of entries from dozens of countries; winning work will be displayed at an exhibition leading up to and during next year’s COP26 at the Glasgow Science Centre.

Join us in envisioning how museums and other institutions can advance a major cultural shift on climate.

This is an official affiliate event of Climate Week NYC, with thanks to our partners at the Climate Group.

Covid’s Lessons for Climate and Inequality: from Sacrifice Zones to Justice

Covid’s Lessons for Climate and Inequality: from Sacrifice Zones to Justice

The Climate Museum of New York invites you to: Covid’s Lessons for Climate and Inequality: from Sacrifice Zones to Justice

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The coronavirus crisis carries essential lessons for us all as we confront the climate emergency. Among the most critical are lessons about America’s profound inequality and its disastrous consequences for the physical and economic well-being of communities of color as well as the overall health of our society.

Experts joining to discuss the necessary transformations ahead include:

  • Eddie Bautista, Executive Director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Cheryl Holder, President, Florida State Medical Association; Co-chair, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
  • Brentin Mock, Writer and Editor, CityLab
  • Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Climate and Environmental Justice Program

The event will begin with two short readings by the celebrated poet Ross Gay. Moderated by Miranda Massie, Director of the Climate Museum.

This is a crossover event: the first in the discussion series Lessons from Covid for Climate, and the second in the discussion series Climate and Inequality (Episode 1: Black Lives and the Climate Crisis).

This is an official affiliate event of Climate Week NYC, with thanks to our partners at the Climate Group.

The Climate Museum presents: Reimagining Museums for Climate Action

Join the Climate Museum for this exciting discussion on the role of museums and the context of climate emergency. Interested? Read more about the event and be sure to sign up!

What is a museum’s purpose? How can museums and the cultural sector transform to meet the demands of the climate emergency? What broader questions are raised for the mobilization of public space and the relationship between institutions and activism?

Read more

Future Talks: Climate X Change

Over the past five years, KUNST HAUS WIEN has embraced a clearly defined orientation in its programme policy, electing to address environmental and sustainability issues within the art discourse context, in its capacity as the first ‘Green Museum’. Indeed, KUNST HAUS WIEN is committed to the ‘Museums for Future’ movement in keeping with its understanding of the museum as a public institution and ‘generator of value’ called upon to convey a socio-political stance.

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#WhatWouldntBee: World Bee Day 🐝

Wednesday, May 20th is World Bee Day. We will be celebrating our pollinators: critical components of our ecosystem and biodiversity.

Join us by sharing an item from your museum’s collection that wouldn’t exist without bees and other essential pollinators. Share the photos on social media with #WhatWouldntBee and include a description of how pollinators keep our museums buzzing with art and nature. Feel free to get creative!

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