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 & 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

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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.

Global Day of Climate Action – save the date!

This Global Day of Climate Action will be held in line with local Covid-19 measures. Read more about the event on the Fridays For Future website here and stay tuned for more information on how you can join Museums For Future for this special event!

 

Museums For Future Austria will be joining Fridays For Future Austria in their “Fight Every Crisis” action. Follow the link to the facebook event to learn more and join.

 

 

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?

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