A new global initiative to galvanise climate action from the Museum for the United Nations - UN Live.
Artists imagine the future: A collaboration with IshkarThroughout history, art has proved one of the most powerful and effective tools for communicating difficult, complicated, or controversial subjects. For My Mark: My City, the museum has partnered with ISHKAR to pilot a collaboration with artists and makers around the world to envision sustainable futures.
A global conversation driving local action in TanzaniaWhen Maliha Sumar moved back to Dar es Salaam from London, she was stunned by the raw beauty of the Tanzanian landscape - and how human impacts are threatening its survival. How can she make her mark and build a network that protects Tanzania from the impacts of climate change?
Inspiring actions are taking place across the My Mark: My City community - follow highlights from the conversation here.
@nora_aly is another fantastic artist who we commissioned for @museumfortheun’s inspiring and dynamic campaign #MyMarkMyCity featuring emerging artists working around the world to create pieces exploring issues of climate change and the future of their cities. Nora is an Egyptian graphic designer from Alexandria - a city greatly threatened by global warming and rising sea level - she designed a tongue-in-cheek series of posters promoting the first diving trips to the drowned city of Alexandria in 2085. The posters invited viewers to consider the real possibility of this happening, and started conversations that played out on the streets of Alexandria between members of the public and Nora. Artists play hugely important roles at the heart of our communities and society - as public voices, change-makers, influencers and inspiring voices. Their work not only helps us reflect on our past, it helps us imagine different futures Other pieces in the campaign have also ignited conversation about the situation of climate change in their particular community which we will be sharing soon. #ISHKARstories #UNlive #museumfortheun @ ishkarartisans
#AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe : Aboriginal Land That was the rallying cry at yesterday’s march for the the abolition of Australia Day (📢 No Pride in Genocide). As we walked through the CBD surrounded by massive skyscrapers that only 10 days ago were shrouded in a thick toxic fog, I thought of how much damage and destruction could have been avoided if Aboriginal land had remained in Aboriginal hands. How different might the land we now call Melbourne look, had it not been taken from the Kulin peoples? Without mass deforestation and agricultural irrigation, mining and fracking, the introduction of non-native species etc., might we have avoided the horrific bushfires currently ravaging the country? Maybe - had land not also been stolen from Indigenous peoples the world over. Yesterday’s rally was a reminder of how much our fight for global climate justice is also our fight for Indigenous rights and reparations. As White Australians who have lived on Stolen Land for so long, we have a duty to listen to and raise up Indigenous voices, and to #paytherent. Swipe right for the bank details. @australia @warrevolt @danielandrewsmp #mymarkmycity #climatechange #climatejustice @xrvic_aus #humanrightsactivist @ daniellewellings