This week I’ve been to The Roundhouse for @createglos and @strike_a_light to join colleagues from across the Arts and Culture Sector to explore what cultural activism in the face of climate and ecological breakdown looks like.
It was validating to hear my values and commitment to inclusive, co-produced approaches to community development echoed across the room as a useful strategy, and to recognise together that the response of the arts and cultural sector to the climate emergency is a powerful force for change.
It is perhaps unsurprising that creativity and imagination are vital tools in solving the world’s most wicked problem. As producers, performers, creators we have a unique opportunity to help people imagine a better future, support our children to hold onto their imagination and teach us to rediscover ours, and work radically together to challenge hierarchies and co-create new systems which are in tune with nature.
My take away statement from the day: Instead of looking for hope, take action.
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