“Odisseia Pelo Clima” – having fun and creating a play!

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.

Place-based social change and climate action

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.

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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