COP26 – Ancient Knowledge and Modern Thinking: Climate Perspectives in Folk Art

The Open University champions COP26 with ‘Green Zone’ event exploring culture, citizens and climate.

During the event, indigenous artists will present the meaning behind their art in a series of short films, bringing to life environmental, cultural and creative practices in India, Ecuador and the Arctic. OU speakers will be Mark Brandon and Cos4Cloud’s WP6 Lead and project citizen observatory ‘s Janice Ansine and Advaith Siddharthan will explore connections between culture citizens and climate while examining pieces by these artists from Glasgow Museums’ World Cultures collection.

The event will be held on Sunday November 7th , 1 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. CET, at the Glasgow Science Centre, Scotland and you can join the livestream, watching and participating live via this YouTube link   

Join the livestream of the event via this YouTube link!

Some of the issues the event will explore include:

How can art and science come together to inform the future of climate action? How can we utilise learnings from Indigenous communities to inspire nature-based solutions?

It is anticipated to be a thought-provoking session that intersects the worlds of culture, science and technology, sharing technological innovations that citizens can use to record and protect nature. Don’t miss it!