What a joy! It took a while but here it is: a short video of the Climate Odyssey public performance.
The whole adventure started back in 2017 when Sara Dal Corso and I, developed the idea of a community theatre project on climate change. After two years of applying for funding, we could finally start in the beginning of 2019 with a very limited budget. Over a 3,5-months period we engaged 15 project participants in weekly interactive art-&-science workshops. Inspirations were endangered species, climate fiction, historic events, utopian visions and many others. From these inspirations small performances started to crystallize and the play was created. The public performance took place at Festival de Telheiras, Lisbon, 26 May 2019. We had three sold out shows! To us it was moving, special and inspirational. It showed the power of community and the importance of meaning-making to create climate action. Luckily Guilherme Ornelas was there to film it to capture the moment and later Elisa Purfürst could edit it.
Thank you all!
A huge thank you to all who came to see it, to the participants, and the team!! TAUSEND DANK
In weekly interactive workshops during four months we reflected and shared knowledge and perspectives on climate change. In a co-creational approach that both involves artistic and scientific methods we collected many ideas that contributed to the generation of our community theatre play “Odisseia Pelo Clima” (Odyssey for the Climate). Inspirations were endangered species, climate fiction, historic events, utopian visions and many others. From these inspirations small performances started to crystallise and we created the play. See below some pictures from our three (sold out!) performances on the 26th of May 2019.
Photos by Ana Isa Mourinho
Chegou um momento muito especial para nos: a APRESENTAÇÃO PÚBLICA da Odisseia Pelo Clima!
Criada em conjunto com os habitantes do bairro de Telheiras ao longo de 3 meses, a Odisseia Pelo Clima é um percurso performativo sobre alterações climáticas. Apoiou-se num processo interativo de sessões de arte-&-ciência, apresentando novas abordagens de investigação-ação face ao tema das alterações climáticas. A Odisseia Pelo Clima pretende contribuir para uma maior consciencialização e empenho dos participantes e do público relativamente ao assunto.
Haverá 3 apresentações da Odisseia Pelo Clima no 26 de Maio, às 16h, 17h e 18h (duração 70-85 min). Cada apresentação tem um limite de 25 pessoas. Inscrição previa através do email firstname.lastname@example.org ou no local dependendo de vagas disponíveis.
Partida da Odisseia será no Jardim Professor Francisco Caldeira Cabral
(ponto de encontro 15 minutos antes da apresentação)
A Odisseia Pelo Clima foi concebida pela Julia Bentz e a Sara Dal Corso com o apoio/consultoria de Letícia do Carmo e a ajuda de Jörn Schirok.
Ana Filipa Fernandes
Inês dos Santos Silva Machado
Leticia do Carmo
Manuel Antonio da Silva
Maria Inês Costa
Maria Margarida Costa
Mariana Melo Sales
Melissa Catherine Loja
Noemi Luna Carmeno
Sara Dal Corso
In weekly interactive workshops we have been reflecting and sharing knowledge and perspectives on climate change. We have also been creatively playing with and dancing (!) about many different ideas related to it. This process has been inspiring and loads of fun!
In a co-creational approach that both involves artistic and scientific methods we have collected many ideas that are contributing to the generation of our community theatre play “Odisseia Pelo Clima” (Odyssey for the Climate). Inspirations have been endangered species, climate fiction, historic events, utopian visions and many others. Some small performances are already crystallising.
If that sparked your interest, block the 26th of May 2019 in your calendar, because that’s when we will have the public performance within the local Festival Telheiras in Lisbon. More updates soon!
Photos by Jörn Schirok.
Team Odisseia: Julia Bentz, Sara dal Corso, Leticia do Carmo and Jörn Schirok.
The Climate Odyssey (Odisseia pelo Clima) aims to engage communities in art-science-practice partnerships for place-based social change and climate action. It seeks to contribute to new approaches to climate change using the potential of artful and participatory elements to increase awareness and agency for the topic of climate change.
Climate Odyssey is a transdisciplinary approach involving artistic practices, social and natural sciences as well as local knowledges and collaborations. The project aims to co-create with the local communities a thematic trajectory (‘odyssey’), which elicits local stories of change and transformation and make visible the various aspects (social, cultural, environmental) of climate change.
Between February and June 2019 the project promotes weekly interactive art-and science workshops engaging local participants in the co-creation of the community theatre Climate Odyssey to be presented to the public in a neighbourhood festival in the end of May 2019 (Festival de Telheiras). More updates soon!
More fotos and updates here