‘If we want a more resilient society and more resilient communities, we have to plant the seeds today in students both young and old. We need education that trains people in both community and personal resilience-building'.
~ Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute.
My recent artwork THE WORLD IS WATCHING illustrates how the arts can play an important role in community resilience and education.
The large-scale participatory artwork was created from burnt world maps. It encouraged the public to respond to two questions:
Q1 ‘The World Is Watching’ the climate emergency, what do you see?
Q2 What’s one action you can take to improve the Earth’s health?
The public could then look through eye holes burnt into the maps to discover how people perceive the climate crisis and what steps they are taking to help.
The World is Watching encouraged participation, dialogue, and information exchange in ways that are engaging, informative, and accessible to all.