Museums Facing Extinction – new video collection!

Museums Facing Extinction – new video collection!

Our longtime partner, We Are Museums has just posted a fantastic collection of videos entitled Museums Facing Extinction – check it out!

It features inspiring online presentations from renowned museum professionals speaking about the various challenges museums face(d) in 2020 and the inspiring opportunities they have to help build the world back in a better, more sustainable way.

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Climate & Fossil Fuels

Climate & Fossil Fuels

Coal, natural gas and oil are still the world’s most important sources of energy. Their combustion releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that are the main causative factors of global warming. Added to that are ‘large-scale fossil fuel construction projects’ such as motorways and airports. Not only does their construction consume vast amounts of resources and release CO2, their operation also contributes to a much diminished use of climate-friendly infrastructure facilities. The only realistic way to reduce emissions and therefore preserve the Earth from climate collapse is to replace fossil fuels with renewable energies and reduce our global energy consumption. So where do we currently stand within that process? What steps do we need to take, and how can a fair and equitable transition actually work on a global level?

Participants

Dominik Schmitz, Centre for Global Change & Sustainability, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Karin Hiltgartner, Institute of Spatial Planning, Vienna University of Technology
Klaus Schafler, artist
Anna Lindorfer, Fridays for Future activist and graduand, Vienna University of Technology
Moderation: 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. 

Climate Fiction Festival

Climate Fiction Festival

Climate Fiction? Yep. Check out this free online literature event to find our what Climate Fiction is and why we already love the idea of it! #MFFrecommends

“3 Days of Literature Dedicated to Climate Fiction”

“Climate Fiction or cli fi is a new trend in international literature that takes the climate crisis seriously. Mystery novels, thrillers, science fiction, poetry, the social novel and narrative nonfiction – cli fi is literature with attitude and an open approach to the most important challenge of our time.”

“The Climate Fiction Festival 2020 in Berlin is the first multi-day literary festival worldwide with a sole focus on the climate crisis and literature. For the first edition, we’ve invited writers and experts from Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Turkey, the UK and the USA.”

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!

Using Art for Climate Change

Using Art for Climate Change

Art, performance, climate, activism. Check out the upcoming Climate Cafe of Aberdeen Climate Action, entitled Using Art for Climate Change. #MFFrecommends

 

“December’s Climate Cafe brings us talented performers and activists. The Climate Cafe is a monthly event organised by Aberdeen Climate Action. Each month focuses on a different topic related to climate action, research and solutions. This month will follow a slightly different structure, we will be hearing from a selection of artists and storytellers, who will be performing and talking about their connection with the climate movement.”

 

The event is free and online, but don’t forget to register.

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. 

Climate & Legislation

Climate & Legislation

The climate crisis is posing an ever increasing threat to fundamental human rights. Extreme weather events, melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, floods and droughts are robbing people around the world of their livelihoods. Legislation that protects our climate and our future is therefore needed in order to achieve the 1.5 °C goal and the aims of the Paris Agreement. What strategies are needed to provide a legal basis for climate protection at both the global and the national level? Might a definition and recognition of the rights of nature be a way out of the climate crisis?

Participants

Michaela Krömer, legal expert
Angela Köppl, economist, WIFO
Michael Goldgruber, artist
Veronika Marhold, 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

Sign up here.

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.