What does it mean to adapt to the impacts of the climate crisis? What do cultural organisations need to consider? Kit England, Climate Ready Clyde Project Manager explains at the Cultural Adaptations Glasgow transnational meeting.
The threat to human society from increased flooding, more powerful storms, more intense droughts, wildfires, sea levels rising and heatwaves that mark a climate crisis, demand our response. How must our culture adapt, be part of making a society that is responding to our changing present, and create a positive future?
Cultural Adaptations, a project co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme with match-funding from The Scottish Government, seeks to find creative, innovative and place-based responses to climate change impacts, equipping cultural organisations and cities with the knowledge and skills they need.
Leading cultural organisations in the Glasgow, Ghent, Gothenburg and Dublin city regions are paired with local municipal sustainability partners to host transnational knowledge-sharing, drive change by embedding artists in strategic processes, co-create advice for adapting to climate predictions, and develop resources to widen the impact of the project and enable replication.
(This video was first published on Wednesday, May 15, 2019)