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We Make Tomorrow: Creative climate action in a time of crisis at the Royal Geographical Society

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Time 09:30
Date 26/02/20
Price £43.71

What will the world be like in 2030, and what can the creative and cultural community do now to push us closer to the future we want?

In the last year we have seen an explosion of action on the climate crisis; from sector-wide declarations of climate emergency, to young people leading global strikes, and the UK’s first ever party leader’s election debate on climate and nature.

This provocative, intergenerational and action-focused event will bring creative-cultural leaders and institutions together with funders, grassroots activists, policy-makers and the scientific community to explore what creativity, leadership and innovation means in the context of climate and ecological emergency, ahead of the crucial COP26 climate talks.

This day-long event will look at the political, demographic, economic and social forces driving our changing climate and devastating loss of nature, and explore how the arts and cultural sector can be galvanised to move us towards net-zero, whilst laying foundations for a more connected, viable and just future society.

Expect interactive sessions, performances, high profile keynotes, and cross-disciplinary discussion. As a participant of this event, bring your vision, experience and expertise to help shape and contribute towards the day.

Contributors confirmed so far include Brian Eno, world famous musician, producer and trustee of Client Earth; Kate Raworth, renegade economist tackling social and ecological challenges; Noga Levy-Rapoport, climate justice advocate with UK Student Climate Network; Nabil Ahmed, visual artist and Founder of INTERPRT; Jamie Oborne, Manager of The 1975 and Entrepreneur Of The Year (2018); Jason deCaires Taylor, sculptor of underwater museums and environmentalist; Kareem Dayes, musician and Founder of the Rural Urban Synthesis Society; Afsheen Kabir Rashid MBE, co-Founder and co-CEO of Repowering London; Baroness Lola Young OBE, Crossbench peer and arts, culture and climate justice advocate; and Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change; Farhana Yamin, Veteran UN climate negotiator and activist; Charise Johnson, Science policy researcher and environmental justice advocate; Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of General Ecology at Serpentine Galleries; Andrea Carter, Lead Producer, D6: Culture in Transit; Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern; Drill Minister, drill artist and political activist; Zamzam Ibrahim, President of the UK National Union of Students.

Preliminary structure for the day
9.30-10.00 Registration
10 – 10.30 Welcome and introduction
10.30 – 11.30 Session 1 + Q&A
11.30 – 12.30 Group panel
12.30 – 12.45 Performance
12.45 – 1.45 Lunch, networking break, screening and activities
1.45 – 2.40 Group panel and workshop
2.50 – 3.45 Group panel and presentation
3.45 – 4.15 Refreshment and networking break
4.15 – 4.40 Voices from the creative climate movement
4.40 – 5.15 Presentation and performances
5.30 Daytime event close
5.30pm – 9.30pm Networking drinks and performances (tickets to be booked separately, free to all attending the full day)

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