Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the worldÂ – now more than ever. Last year was one of the hottest on record internationally, but the sceptics keep pumping their rhetoric into the atmosphere, almost as fast and furiously as weâ€™re polluting it. Itâ€™s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude and reality of it all, or flummoxed by the polarising conversations. What can we do to make a difference?
The Peopleâ€™s Weather Report is a global response to the enormity of climate change, from a number of very personal perspectives. In an installation created by eco designer Tanja Beer, using recycled materials and showcased duringGoing Nowhere, audiences are invited to experience a 24 hour sound work of original â€˜weather reportsâ€™, collected from participants located around the world.
Taking the temperature of our collective response to climate change, our partner ABC RN will also produce two one-hour packages for radio broadcast selected from the submitted reports.
We are looking for participants to take part in this global project
The Peopleâ€™s Weather Report is seeking 300 ‘weather reporters’ from around the world – and we would love to hear from you!
If youâ€™d like to make a contribution and respond personally, politically, poetically or scientifically, reflecting on your individual connection to weather and the climate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll send youÂ full technical instructions on how to create and submitÂ your three-five minute audio weather report.
Your weather report should connect with your concerns, beliefs and ideologies within your local context. Once submitted, these weather reports will be edited together to create the sound work for the installation.
Weather report submissions close on 13 October.