Free Word, internationales literaturfestival berlin, Krytyka Polityczna, Tallaght Community Arts and The Wheeler Centre
Fri 11 Sep 2015, 7:00pm
Writers Tony Birch, Australia; Jaś Kapela, Poland; Oisin McGann, Ireland; Xiaolu Guo, UK; and Mirko Bonné, Germany will come together at internationales literaturfestival berlin to celebrate the culmination of Weather Stations, an 18-month long project exploring climate change. The writers will read some of the work they created during this project, which aimed to place literature and storytelling at the heart of conversations about climate change.
The writers will be joined by students from Footscray City College, Australia; The General Education School Complex, Poland; Colaiste de Hide, Mount Seskin Community College and Firhouse Community College, Ireland; Arts and Media School, Islington, UK; The Sophie Scholl School and Romain-Rolland-School, Germany. The students will put forth The Promise – a creative piece demonstrating their personal commitment to tackling climate change.
Harnessing the transformative power of words to imagine, in the context of our threatened environment, how we might live our lives differently, Weather Stations brought together five partners from across the world – internationales literaturfestival berlin, Krytyka Polityczna in Warsaw, Tallaght Community Arts in Dublin and The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne and Free Word in London. Each organisation established a Weather Station at their cultural institution and a Sub-Station at a local school – facilitating workshops and activities that engaged students in key questions about living with our changing climate. Each Weather Station worked with a Writer in Residence who produced a body of work exploring our relationships with our changing environment, based on their experience and learning through the Weather Stations project.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union