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An interesting article onÂ www.artnews.com, written byÂ Robin Cembalast, gives insight about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the art community in New York and shows that Sandy could have been the wake-up call for the community to realize that action against climate change is required on their part.
Barry Bergdoll, MoMAâ€™s Chief Curator of Architecture and Design is thinking about reshaping New York in a collective movement of architects, designer, officials and others:
â€œI donâ€™t want to have yet another panel discussion, I want something that takes it to yet another level of effectiveness. Iâ€™m trying to figure out what that is.â€
A more radical art project concerned with Global Warming is theÂ Greenhouse BritainÂ by theHarrisons, as it addresses resettlement as the final consequence of climate change and shows how artists can work with architects and urban planners to redesign cities and neighborhoods. Of course this proposes a more drastic approach to the reaction to climate change and artsâ€™s role in it, as it asumes that rising water levels are inevitable and that the then displaced population will need a differently designed civilization. But maybe adaption to climate change will require this kind of transformation?
For the whole article atÂ artnews.com, clickÂ here.
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