The conference – ClimateExistence, KlimatExistens – has since 2008 brought together scholars, researchers, educators, artists, activists, students and the general public in an engaged discussion and dialogue concerning the existential, psychological, philosophical and ethical dimensions of climate change / crisis / breakdown.
The ClimateExistence conference is a collaboration between the Sigtuna Foundation and the Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS at Uppsala University and SLU.
Read more about previous conferences here: www.climateexistence.se/previous-conferences.
Welcome to ClimateExistence 2023! Call for contributions deadline March 1
How can we embrace the dismembered world, live meaningful lives and actively engage for better?
Herds of ice calves leave the Arctic never to be seen again – testifying that the graphs and numbers from climate predictions are realized in the world beyond papers and projections. While humans flee war and famine, and the political as well as the natural landscape shake beneath our feet – we meet in Sigtuna for the sixth ClimateExistence conference 2023. Having listened to the scientists we realize listening to them alone might not be enough – do we need to hear the ice howling too?
How can we embrace the dismembered world, live meaningful lives and actively engage for better? What are the emotional repercussions of this climate crisis and what lies behind the graphs and numbers signaling this catastrophe? What is yet to reveal itself and how do we differentiate between the stars and satellites?
CEMUS and the Sigtuna Foundation invite you to join us for an exciting ClimateExistence conference! We aim to be a meeting place between artists, activists, academics, faith practitioners and anyone interested in the existential aspects of climate.
When: August 16-18 2023
Where: The Sigtuna Foundation Sweden
How: For more information and updates see www.climateexistence.se
Call for contributions
We encourage everyone interested to send in a contribution to the conference. This contribution can be in a variety of formats. Suggestions for art-installations, performances, poetry, workshops or more traditional academic papers are all welcome. If you have ideas you would like to share with us before the contribution deadline, we are very grateful for an e-mail with your thoughts.
At the conference we will focus on several different themes within the concept of ClimateExistence and the review committee will suggest where the accepted contributions might fit in. We aim at combining different kinds of contributions and merging categories. We are especially interested in the spaces, cracks and bridges between different disciplines and expressions.
Send in your contribution here: https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/75779
In addition to written material, feel free to include music files, videos, pictures or pictures of material if relevant. If you think the contribution file size is too large for e-mail, please let us know how we can access the material in other ways (link to webpage also works). A review committee will look at all the contributions and we will get back to you after the deadline. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.