Challenging habits and empowering youth

ART FOR CHANGE is a 30-day change experiment where participants receive information and insights, then reflect on and share their experiences. By approaching change as an experiment, we start to question our assumptions, habits and loyalties. What makes change easy or hard? What kinds of conversations does it generate? In exploring “what if?” and “why not?” we start to see things differently. We see new solutions and understand that we are in fact part of those solutions.

ART FOR CHANGE aims to challenge habits and empower youth for new narratives and solutions. It intends to visualise the connection between the problem of global climate change and our daily actions. It aims to reflect on the implications of individual and collective change towards more sustainable forms of living.

ART FOR CHANGE helps people to see where, why and how they make a difference. This opens up for real and potentially lasting change – including the systemic changes that are needed to create an equitable and sustainable world.

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ART FOR CHANGE engages students of the artistic high-school António Arroio in Lisbon in a challenge: to adopt one more sustainable behaviour for 30 days and reflect through art about the challenges, implication and learnings of behaviour change. Gained insights aim to inspire and empower others to change.

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This initiative is a collaboration between ART FOR ADAPTATION, cCHANGE and Escola Artística António Arroio, Lisbon.