Out of the blue, I was invited to project some of my landscape photos last week along with the work of 8 other (male) photographers in the context of the #ResilienceFrontiers
conference on climate change where 100 people were invited by the #UNFCCC
to brainstorm on #resilience
and the future of humanity. As the conference was taking place in Songdo, Incheon, I decided to invite myself and witness the event and upon finding out that there were other artists in the room, we ended up creating a panel discussion about the role of art in such a context. It was all very brief and improvised but such a great exercise to ask ourselves: How can art/artists contribute to giving a new perspective to the discussion on desirable futures? What are the desirable futures for art in 2030 and beyond? Of course, no definite answers were found. If anything, this was the beginning of an individual and hopefully a collective process as well. It was most certainly a mind-stretching exercise and I liked that it happened outside of the art-world. I also met some amazing people.
#resiliencefrontiers #desirablefutures #moonshots #thefuture #desirableartworld #goals