Extinction Rebellion or XR functions like a brand, albeit a non-commercial one.
Visual arts and performance have always been central to protest movements - but the unified branding of Extinction Rebellion shows a new approach to activism.
Do we need a new word for the feeling of guilt one gets from watering plants during a drought?
A scientist dips her toe into a new form of group-based performance art: devising new words to describe new feelings and phenomena of a rapidly changing world.
A electric screen showing Shanghai Pudong financial area in a clear day, is seen amid heavy smog in Shanghai. What can art do to make climate change more real?
Climate change is such a big problem it's almost impossible for us to really understand. We need artists to mobilise on a huge scale to render the problem comprehensible.
In our image saturated world we are becoming inured to the iconography of “natural” disasters.
It is hard for us to visualise the trends and processes of climate change, which are largely hidden. But posters - with their richly subversive history - are the perfect medium for prompting contemplation and action.
Soren Dahlgaard and the Maldives Exodus Caravan Show, Mobile Maldives, 2013.
Scientists and policy makers are struggling in some countries to gain the support that will lead to meaningful action on climate change. Could art be the answer?