ARTISTS / IDEAS / NOW returns with new artist-led conversations exploring some of the biggest issues facing the world today. Led by leading artists, creatives and activists, this series responds to Liverpool Arab Arts Festival's festival theme of climate crisis and its impact in the Middle East and North Africa.
The triple threat of climate, colonialism and conflict means that water shortages, inhospitable land, reducing access to food can exacerbate existing crises and lead to further instability. Artists are exploring these ideas, working on projects to heighten awareness and demystify the ideas and challenges surrounding the crisis.
In this first event we reflect on Democracy. Is the climate crisis impacting models of government? How have people stood up or disrupted in order to achieve large scale systematic change? What about the role of citizenship during a global crisis - do we need to change how we empower ourselves, our communities, communicate information and become more active citizens aganist the polticts that are driving us into chaos.
From citizen assemblies to challenging those in power, does democracy in 2021 have what it takes to survive the climate crisis?
Curated in collaboration with Creative Destruction