Arts + Climate Innovation: The Role of the Arts
Location: Auckland War Memorial Museum
Expert climate scientists, Professor James Renwick (Victoria University) and Dr Vonda Cummings (NIWA) will be joined by Track Zero Founder, Sarah Meads and local special guests: choreographer Carol Brown ; interdisciplinary artist Joyce Campbell; theatre director, Troy Tu’ua, and; singer/song writer, documentary director, Moana Maniopoto MNZM.
Learn the very latest climate science. Be inspired by creative projects that help us to understand and care about our planet. Contribute to the conversation. Explore how more can be done, working with the power of the arts to inspire climate action – the biggest cultural challenge of our time.
We live in an increasingly hot, hungry and less equal world in which climate impacts disproportionately affect those most vulnerable. Scientists tell us we have a critical window – less than a decade – in which to act to prevent climate events that may be beyond civilisation’s capacity to adapt. The urgent need for far reaching social, economic and technological responses is not being matched by action.
The Arts + Climate Innovation Roadshow is travelling to 12 locations from Whangarei to Dunedin from July 2018 onward. Join us for a timely conversation about how the arts can contribute to how we adapt to climate impacts and shape our carbon neutral future in Aotearoa New Zealand.