PCAI in the ACT Symposium in London

part of the What Shall We Build Here festival

What Shall We Build Here, Artsadmin’s festival of art, climate and community, is back for its second edition from 28 June to 2 July, 2023. Taking place in Artsadmin’s home at Toynbee Studios and across Aldgate East and the City of London, What Shall We Build Here will stage an eclectic programme of talks, walks, feasts, workshops, performances and meditations. As part of the programme, on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29, Artsadmin is co-hosting an international symposium, the Art, Climate, Transition (ACT) Symposium, a gathering of noteworthy artists, academics and practitioners. Through lectures, panel discussions, interventions, performances, audio walks and feasts, both the ACT Symposium and the festival aim to offer hopeful and inclusive climate action through the culture sector. Art, Climate, Transition (ACT) is a large-scale European cooperation project on ecology, climate change and social transition funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

On this occasion, Kika Kyriakakou, PCAI Artistic Director, is invited to contribute as a speaker in a panel discussion entitled Speculative Futures and Environmental Justice, which will take place on the second day of the Symposium, on June 29, from 3.30 pm to 5 pm, at Steve Whitson Studio. This panel discussion brings together a range of activists and artists from across Europe to considers the role of science fiction, afro-futurism, speculative fictions, and games within environmental movements. How can speculative fictions help us to re-imagine our relationships with the planet? The panel will include theoretical and practical examples of this work, and maybe even a morsel of bread created with ancient ancestors.

Contributions from Zarina Ahmed, Sophie Williamson, Mathieu Charles, and Kika Kyriakakou.

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Activity aligned with Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15