Open Call: Creative Climate

Creative Climate Seeks Participants for Conversations, Papers and Performances

Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Birkbeck College, University of London

8 May 2018

About The Event:

This one-day symposium explores new critical-creative responses to climate change in performance, and discusses performance as a space of engagement with and communication of the larger-than-human issue of climate crisis (particularly in relation to the post-political climate). The symposium aims to generate vigorous conversation through dialogue-panels in which artists and scientists/academics pair up and have a discussion following their individual talks about their works. Hence, we call for artists, scientists and academics from all disciplines whose work explores climate change and who would be interested in participating in a dialogue-discussion.

The symposium concludes with Birkbeck’s artist-in-residence Lily Hunter Green’s Bee Composed Live exhibition and a wine reception at the Keynes Library (5.30-8pm).

Key Note Speakers:

Zoë Svendsen (Artistic Director, METIS)

Jonathan Bartley (Co-Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales)

How to Participate:

Please send your proposals for papers, performances and provocations to

  • Max. 250 words
  • Deadline: 1 March 2018.
  • Include full name of the author/s, institutional and departmental affiliation and contact details in the proposal file.

Each participant will have 10-15 minutes presentation to talk about climate change in relation to their work (or others’ work) and/or respond to a topic decided together with his/her peer, and then, the duo will have approximately 15 minutes to have a conversation between each other and with the audience.

After the receipt of the proposals we will match the artists and scientists, but please do not hesitate to let us know if you are already working on a project with an artist/scientist.

How to Attend:

There are no fees for this event but spaces are limited and can be booked here: Book Now! 

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