Encampment of Eternal Hope: What is the COP26 climate summit? w/Lucy Byford

02nov5:00 pm4:00 pmEncampment of Eternal Hope: What is the COP26 climate summit? w/Lucy ByfordPresentation, informal discussion and Q&A as part of The Encampment of Eternal Hope with Lucy Byford from Stop Climate ChaosThe Briggait, G1 5HZ5:00 pm - 4:00 pm OrganiserRBGEEvent TypeCultural, Arts & Social,Meeting,Workshop & TrainingThemeClimate Justice,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

This session, run by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, will introduce participants to the upcoming UN climate summit, COP26, asking them to consider the summit as a form of ‘encampment’ taking place in Glasgow this November. We will discuss what is riding on this ‘encampment’ and gathering of the world leaders, what makes a good encampment and how citizens in Scotland can impact the negotiations.

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About The Encampment of Eternal Hope:

Climate House presents The Encampment of Eternal Hope by Walker & Bromwich – coming to The Briggait, Glasgow, for the international climate summit, COP26, 31st October – 10th November. The Encampment is an immersive environment, forming a central hub for creative fringe activities throughout COP26. Amplifying Indigenous voices through workshops and events that bring together artists, academics and activists from Scotland, Colombia and across the world. You are warmly invited to come and engage in meaningful dialogue about the effects of the climate crisis within a playful, dystopian woodland encampment of giant inflatable sculptures.

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Bios:

Lucy Byford:

Lucy Byford is a humanities PhD researcher, climate activist and Arts Hub coordinator for Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. The hub will be based at the Dream Machine, Glasgow and host local organisers, activists and artists during COP26. Additionally, Lucy and SCCS colleagues are working to deliver a wider cultural programme in the run up to and during COP, centring the work that civil society and local communities are doing around climate and ecological justice.

Walker & Bromwich:

Glasgow based collaborative duo Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich are known for their large- scale iconic sculptural works, participatory events and exhibitions that invite audiences to imagine better worlds. At the core of their practice is the exploration of the role art can play as an active agent in society, evolving environments and situations within which people can begin to re-examine the world around them.

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Project supported by:

Climate House, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and SEFARI Gateway

Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

The Briggait

G1 5HZ

Organiser

RBGE

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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