What is COP21 ? It is the 21st Conference of the Parties, i.e. the annual meeting of all countries which want to take action for the climate. It will be held in Le Bourget, (North Paris), from November 30th to December 11th, 2015. Official website.
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Climats artificiels: A poetic exhibition on climate change.
Michel Pinsky on the downward slide of water use in our consumer society: The artist exhibits all the garbage found in the Canal de l’Ourcq. Remember our rant this summer against trashing the Canal? Read here what happened.
Where? By the Canal de l’Ourcq, in front of La Géode at the Parc de la Villette. When? From November 25th to January 3rd, 2016.
At the Palais de Tokyo, exhibition “Exit“, from November 25th to January 10th, 2016, is composed of a series of immersive animated maps generated by data that investigate human migrations today and their leading causes, including the impacts of climate change. Its complete 2015 update has been planned to coincide with the pivotal COP21. A crucial opportunity to limit global warming, the COP21 provides a powerful context in which to consider the issues at the heart of Exit. Exit takes form in an immersive space that presented a 360° projection of six animated and thematic maps: Population Shifts: Cities; Remittances: Sending Money Home; Political Refugees and Forced Migration; Natural Catastrophes; Rising Seas, Sinking Cities; Speechless and Deforestation (created in collaboration with AlhondigaBilbao and Unesco).
The success or failure of the COP21 negotiations will be felt for years to come, and will contribute to the course of the planet. Showing Exit for a two-month period at Palais de Tokyo within this context is not just an important artistic event, but also a call to action, as the updated data paints the picture of movement across the globe today. The pixels making up each map represent human experiences, and reveal that our present relationship to our native land is based less on our attachment to a particular place than on our movement across the globe today.
Solutions COP21 organizes movie screenings, art shows and more from December 4th to 10th at the Grand Palais: All their events here.