Documentation from ClimateExistence 2018

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Read and contribute to the declaration initiated by Bengt Gustafsson here: ClimateExistenence 2018 – A Declaration

May 7

11.00-11.30 Welcome to ClimateExistence 2018 music by Aaron Tuckey, poetry by Jonas Gren, introduction by conference organizers (Stora salen)

11.30-12.30 Keynote address: Existence Beyond the House that Modernity Built talk by Vanessa Andreotti, introduction Dougald Hine (Stora salen)


Read the article by Vanessa Andreotti and co-authors here: Mobilising Different Conversations about Global Justice in Education: Toward Alternative Futures in Uncertain Times

13.30-14.00 Plenary gathering – Poetry reading by Anita Goldman (text Mary Oliver), introducing sessions and installations (Stora salen)

14.00-15.30 Parallel sessions


Workshop: Ecopsychology: The Soul is Your Place in the World by Pella Thiel and Henrik Hallgren (Toleransen)

Short Talks/ Long Conversations: Art, Activism, Undisciplinarity and Politics – Existence Beyond the Human Species by Anna Kaijser, Aysem Mert, Anna-Maria Hallgren and Johan Vaide (Framtiden)


Workshop: Lines of the Hand by Jan van Boeckel (Tacksamheten)


Presentations and Discussion: Hope for Climate and Climate for Hope by Anna Karin Hammar and Bengt Gustafsson (Karaktaren)

16.15-17.15 The Science, Politics and Culture of Climate Change – Beyond a Climate of Fear talk by Kevin Anderson followed by a dialogue between Vanessa Andreotti, Jens Holm, Anja Fjellgren Walkeapaa and Kevin Anderson, hosted by Sanna Gunnarsson, intervention by Klimatriksdagen (Stora salen)

Pre-dinner program, dinner and evening program

Open mic with scientific performance by Marie Kvarnstrom from 17.30 (Rosensalen)

An lgnatian and Ecological Review of the Day – Meditation led by Anna Karin Hammar at 17.30 (Kryptan)

18.30-20.00 Vegan dinner

From 20.30 Prayers are Made of Grass – Poetry reading and music with Anita Goldman, Marika Lagerkrantz and Dan-Erik Sahlberg (Stora salen)

Open mic after poetry and music (Rosensalen)

May 8

08.30-09.00 Morning perspectives DESSENT – a one-act, acoustic monologue-opera for guitar and vocals by Hayahm (Stora salen)

09.00-10.15 Keynote addresses (Stora salen)

I Would Still Plant my Apple Tree by Jan van Boeckel

Music by Garland

I Can Take the Despair. It’s the Hope I Can’t Stand – Hope, Hopelessness and Trust by Mikael Kurkiala

10.45-12.15 Parallel sessions

Conversation: Learning (and Unlearning) at ‘the End of the World as We Know It’ by Vanessa Andreotti, Karim Yassin Goessinger and Dougald Hine (Framtiden)

Workshop: Unlocking Sustainable Pathways Through Alternative Framings by Jamila Haider,Viveca Mellegard, Caroline Schill and Diego Galafassi (Tacksamheten)

Presentations and Discussion: Climate Narratives – from Arctic Extinction to Slow Travel by Astrid Ogilvie, Niels Einarsson and Kjell Vowles (Toleransen)

Workshop: From ‘Seeds’ to a New ‘Ecosystem’ of Sustainability by Sachiko Ishihara and Alejandro Marcos Valls (Karaktaren)

13.30-14.30 The Existential Dimension of Climate Change and the Power of Poetry – Ecocritical Currents of Thought in Contemporary Poetry and Philosophy a dialogue hosted by 10-TAL with Jonna Bornemark, Jonas Gren and Madeleine Grive (Stora salen)

14.30-15.00 Performance: We Love Holocene with Emelie Empo Enlund, Alexander Dam and Linus Enlund (Stora Salen)

15.30-17.00 Parallel sessions

Workshop: Climate Justice: Non-Violence and Civil Disobedience in Practice by Karl Andreassen, Karin Kali Andersson and Joakim Andren (Toleransen)

Short Talks/ Long Conversations: Climate Discourses,Trust, Geoengineering, and the Anthropocene by Ernest Aigner, Lakin Anderson, Lovisa Eiriksd6ttir, Jeroen Oomen, Pia Skoglund and Hans Liljenstrom (Framtiden)

Presentation and Conversation: FAILED STORIES: A conversation about the difficulty of making art about climate change (and what we might learn from it) by Anders Duus And Dougald Hine (Tacksamheten)

Presentation and Conversation:There are no solutions: why complex and complicated are different kinds of difficult by Jonas Gren and Erika Sigvardsdotter (Karaktaren)

Pre-dinner program

18.30-20.30 Vegetarian banquet dinner

Concert at 20.45 by Garland (Chapel)

Open mic after Garland (Rosensalen)

Participatory Trance Ritual at 21.45 with Christine Cooper (Karaktaren)

May 9

08.30-09.15 Morning perspectives with Renee Aron Lertzman via Skype (Stora salen)

09.15-10.00 Reflections: Movement and Maps – Told and Untold Stories of the Future with Pella Thiel, Kevin Anderson and Per Johansson (Stora salen)

10.30-11.00 Performance by storyteller and musician Christine Cooper (Stora salen)

11.00-12.00 Dialogue: Movement and Maps – Told and Untold Stories of the Future with Anja Fjellgren Walkeapää, Vanessa Andreotti, Per Johansson, Kevin Anderson and Pella Thiel; conversation hosted by Isak Stoddard (Stora salen)

12.00-12.30 Concluding remarks (Stora salen)