As the COP26 conference closes, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who took part in Climate of Hope - our season highlighting environmental issues and the climate crisis through a lens of hope and action.
If you came to an event, participated online, submitted a video or an artwork, or stood in solidarity on a very cold, wet night at our Frame the Change event – we thank you sincerely for your support.
Whilst our Climate of Hope season has drawn to a close, this is just the beginning of our intention to spotlight issues and commit to change. The Climate Crisis is of the utmost importance to all of us here at Eden Court. We will continue to programme events that focus on the crisis, providing creative responses and solutions, offering opportunities to participate, and sharing our hopes for the future.
At Eden Court, we have pledged to continue work on environment and sustainability across our building, operations and programming, in line with our Environment and Climate Crisis policy. If you have any thoughts, queries, suggestions or ideas about this we would love to here from you.
For up to date information on all these activities, visit our Climate Crisis pages.
Graphs, statistics, equations - headlines are important and we should look at them.
But if we only look at them and forget to look up at each other, we forget that each point plotted along a line of CO2 or temperature rise may as well be a line of my address… your address…
Because those numbers are in the air we breathe. They catch in our throats as the smoke of wildfires, flow through our veins as parasites and disease. We live in the decimal points of carbon budgets. People die on the negotiating tables of climate targets.
But there is hope when I look at you and when you look at me.
Ink Asher Hemp (Eden Court Artist for Change: Climate Crisis)