Art and Climate, how can you contribute?
Creating tools together
Programme on 14 November 2021
with Urgenda director Marjan Minnesma and photographer Mohamed Mahdy
with the DAS Master Creative Producing
Overhoeksplein 2, Amsterdam
11.00 – 13.15 hrs – lecture and Q & A. Free entry
How can we make the transition to a sustainable economy?
How can you contribute through your own artistic practice?
On 20 December 2019 the Urgenda Foundation won an appeal in a climate case against the Dutch government. Partly as a result, the Dutch government in its budget announcement revealed that EURO 7 billion would be reserved for curbing CO2 emissions.
Recently Urgenda also organised a climate march from Groningen to Glasgow. Marjan Minnesma, director of Urgenda, will also be present at the United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow.
On 14 November Marjan will inform us of the current situation but in particular she will talk about what you can do yourself - and along with you – the whole arts scene, to make our sector sustainable.
In practice it turns out that solutions are much closer than you might think.
The young Egyptian photographer Mohamed Mahdy will talk about his art project, ‘Moon Dust’ that focuses on the pollution discharged by a cement factory in Alexandria and the establishment of a social movement that through art and activism tries to create awareness for the environmental damage caused.
Mahdy’s work was exhibited at the Paris and London Biennales and the New York Times declared him to be the most promising young photographer of 2018.
Both lectures and the Q & A are in English.
The programme has been organised in collaboration with ADYEN and the Prince Claus Fonds.
Regrettably due to Corona restrictions we can only allow a limited number of students into the auditorium. However the lecture can also be followed via Zoom. To apply for the programme please contact the DAS secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org