Opening night features COAL + ICE co-curators, executive producer, featured photographers, and special guests!
In advance of World Water Day, Water in a Shared World: Artist Perspectives (practice or action) will feature four artists who have taken artistic practice and expression as a potent means to reach people across the globe. Each of them has interpreted the urgency of the water crisis today as the focus of a creative expression.
Join emerging artists and climate leaders for an evening of climate storytelling, inspired by Greta Thunberg’s urgent question, “Can you hear me?.” Presented in collaboration with Georgetown University Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and Georgetown Environment Initiative.
The Long Conversation brings together speakers from a rich mix of perspectives in the arts, sciences, policy and more; this iteration will focus on the U.S., China and climate change, bringing together speakers with different expertise to spark unexpected synergies and new ways of thinking.
A celebration of World Water Day including a performance of SEA SICK, a one-woman show by Canadian journalist, author and playwright Alanna Mitchell, exploring the ocean, environment and climate change; and the launch of the installation Nordic Swan by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, a sculpture made from more than 300 recycled plastic buckets.
What we eat has long been influenced by travel, trade, innovation, and fundamentally, culture. This panel will explore the threat and impact climate change is exerting on the global food system, and potential solutions. How will climate change affect diets, food culture and food availability, especially for marginalized communities?
Finding new and creative ways to communicate about the climate crisis—from photography and film, to poetry and performance—is crucial to raising awareness. This evening will feature former Vice President Al Gore in an intergenerational conversation with youth climate leaders from Georgetown University who are using art and community building to raise awareness about the climate crisis.
COAL+ICE and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting present an evening devoted to telling the stories of climate change in the Arctic. Through arts, photography, podcasts and exhibitions, an exploration of storytelling on the frontline of climate change. Including a selection of work from the Pulitzer Center, Indigenous Photograph Launch Photo Call and Louie Palu’s melting ice block work “Arctic Passage,” and a conversation between the artists.