We're looking ahead at enormous challenges
but we can only hope that we are also looking ahead
and contributing to bring about a more
environmentally just and environmentally
So why is art such a powerful tool to affect change?
In 50 years from now, I would like to have more
technology that is
I think we are moving away from objects.
We are moving through experiences,
understanding the relationships between human,
plants and species.
I'm looking a lot at future scenario planning
as a place for doing artistic workshops.
So, working with this idea of imagining a future
in which we are dealing with climate change
in new ways. I think I need to connect people to
issues that are important to me through the tools
that are available right now.
Seems like the most urgent thing to do.
Artists will still be talking about
climate change issues.
It might be in a different way in terms of
the structures that uphold climate change.
If we are able to deconstruct
the hierarchies of power that are sustaining
this very uneven climate impact,
then we will be discussing more
changes that we hope to see.
We need to be much more inventive about what an art
ecological practice is.
We know that we cannot consume as much,
build as much, travel and transport as much as we did
before, so is the gallery space, for example,
the space of art in the future?
My hope in 50 years is that
artists who are in conversation
about the environment are not having
political conversations, but are
Having conversations with songbirds
and humpback whales.
And these conversations hopefully will be nuanced
and much more profound than the conversations
we have about trying to persuade someone
of a certain ideology.
There are going to be flotillas of artists
in communities living on the water.
There are going to be tonnes of
as we live in an
evermore watery world.
Art probably is going to be more about systems.
So system design is of course already a big thing.
It's about understanding the networks,
how everything influences everything.
Nothing is a standalone, nothing is just
a thing by itself.
Imagine a sort of general assembly and
every delegate from every country is an artist.
I actually think it would be quite efficient.
It would be so much about
and the fundamental rights to actually
be a human on this planet.
Together with our friends and neighbours the plants,
and the species and the environment.
I feel that artists hold a larger
social responsibility increasingly
and I hope that this remains intact
and grows stronger in the decades to come.
What I would like to see is artists implicated
and embedded into all of those other fields
of human work that we do, bringing about
environmental transformation and change.
I would like to see
participating in order to
bring about an effect environmentally.
And how can those emerging technologies then be
re-purposed, in a sense, towards the imperatives
of climate and environmental justice?