01 - 11 Dec 2015
3bis Rue Papin
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The Conference of Creative Parties is an international public summit that focuses on imagination, creativity and collaboration to build and invent a different response to the climate challenges that will be debated at the same time in Paris by the negotiators of the COP21.
From 1 to 11 December 2015
To truly meet the climate challenge we need to get creative. Climate change is often seen through a policy or scientific lens, and solutions are discussed only in behind the closed doors of political offices, boardrooms and negotiating halls. ArtCop21, launched ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris, aims to challenge those tropes. What is required is the active engagement of citizens worldwide in the urgency, value and opportunities of a transition away from fossil fuels and the embracing of a greener, sustainable future economy.
The Conference of the Creative Parties is a series of daily public talks built on imagination, creativity and collaboration to build and invent a new response to the climate challenge. From the 1st – 11th December 2015 over 60 inspiring and eloquent creatives, artists, architects, scientists and thinkers will come together for round-table conversations, debates and artistic performances addressing the climate challenge. Themes explored will include collective intelligence and digital climate service, deconstruction and clarification of language to rethink the climate and ecological crisis, provide practical cultural responses, citizen mobilization through culture, new models for the commons and reflection on UN negotiation models.
Alternating each afternoon between panel talks and one-to-one interviews with an international artist, these conversations focus their sights on a manifesto for the world of tomorrow. Shared internationally for signature, this worldwide statement will unite the global population in an inspiring, creative and viable ways to uphold the resolutions of Cop21.
All events will be live-streamed on the Gaîté Lyrique and ArtCOP21 websites, and will take place in French or English. Events are open to public and free to attend.
Find the full program of the Conference of Parties Creative
ArtCOP21 is certified by the Secretariat General of the COP21 and the City of Paris and is supported by the European Union in the framework of European cooperation program Imagine2020 Art and Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Ile de France Region, the General Council of Seine-Saint-Denis, the City of Paris, Plaine Commune, Arts Council England and the Compton Foundation.
The cycle is co-produced by COAL and the Gaîté lyric.