Date: Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 01:00 pm
Location: Robert Bosch Stiftung, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
  • Olafur Eliasson, Artist
  • Molly Fannon, Chief Executive Officer, Museum for the United Nations - UN Live
  • Kumi Naidoo, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy


In the face of the climate crisis, one of the biggest weaknesses in activism is the immense challenges that it faces in terms of being able to communicate its narratives, messages, vision, and hope.

It is an important moment to ask: how can we work collaboratively across disciplines and geographic, cultural, and national borders, and in a manner that takes into account the needs of multiple generations and of all species, in order to navigate towards a safe and more just future? The climate crisis is a collective action problem – there is no one way to tackle this.

History has shown that one way to heighten attention to and perception of situations that may have been invisible, overlooked or neglected is not through thick documents and big policy papers, but by making a connection with the arts and culture of the communities. Art typically runs at a different speed to Activism, offering complex spaces of wonder, questioning, and reflection – individually and collectively. During this event, Kumi Naidoo will discuss with Molly Fannon and Olafur Eliasson:

  • How can the work of artists help create change?
  • What can activism achieve when collaborating with artists?
  • What can art and activism learn from each other?
  • How can we build a respectful, mutually beneficial relationship between the two?
  • “Culture drives politics, not the other way around” - does this statement resonate?

A light lunch will be served. All required distancing and hygiene requirements will be met at the venue.

Registration for this event is closed.