Creative Summit to Explore the Role of Arts and Culture in Climate Emergency

Alison Tickell, CEO of Julie’s Bicycle (Photo: Vincent Chartier)

Creative Summit to Explore the Role of Arts and Culture in Climate Emergency

We Make Tomorrow event will bring together cultural leaders, policy makers, funding bodies and scientists next month in London.

Creative climate action charity Julie’s Bicycle will next month (26 February) host an event at the Royal Geographical Society in London with the aim of bringing together cultural groups, policy-makers, funding bodies and the scientific community ahead of the UN COP26 climate talks.

The one day event titled ‘We Make Tomorrow: Creative climate action in a time of crisis’ will ask the overall question ‘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?’ Throughout the day presenters and participants will look at the political, social and economic forces driving the climate emergency, and the role that arts and culture can play in combatting those forces. 

The summit will involve talks and discussions with speakers such as Kareem Dayes, musician and founder of the Rural Urban Synthesis Society; Jamie Oborne, manager of pop-rock act The 1975; visual artist Nabil Ahmed and Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change.

Participants in the summit can expect interactive sessions, performances and keynotes in addition to talks and discussions, where all audience members are encouraged to put forward their expertise and ideas to contribute to the day. 

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Published on 16 January 2020

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