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June 16, 2022

HOT AND BOTHERED: 2022 Youth Symposium

Science Gallery International

Courtesy of Science Gallery London.

Courtesy of Science Gallery London.

Courtesy of Science Gallery London.

Join the Science Gallery Network's global event fostering action for climate justice.

HOT AND BOTHERED is a four-day online event from July 14–17 2022 across time zones that brings together young people across the globe to connect, exchange ideas and share knowledge to foster action for climate justice.

Register for the event here. Free and open to everyone.

We see climate change for what it is: a crisis. But HOT AND BOTHERED aims to create a hopeful and joyful space where young people can become change agents to reduce climate doom and generate alternative narratives. The event will feature workshops, performances, discussions and games from people around the globe, found through an open call which focused on contributions from young people. Additionally, each gallery of the network will deliver sessions to empower young people with the connections and skills they need to imagine and safeguard their futures in a climate-altered world.

Highlighted sessions
Registering for the event gives you access to all the sessions and open discussions across the four days. Here are some highlights that you might not want to miss!

Embodied Climate Knowledge
Thursday, July 14, 7am EDT/1pm CET/4:30pm IST/9pm AEST

How can embodied climate knowledge help to build resilient climate futures? Explore this question with writer and researcher Dr Cass Lynch, who will draw on her research into the oral storytelling tradition of the Noongar people, who have lived in the south-west of Western Australia for more than 45,000 years.

2052: Hot Or Not?
Thursday, July 14, 8:30am EDT/2:30pm CET/6pm IST/10:30pm AEST

What might the Earth look like in 30 years if we continue living the way we are right now? This workshop by the Xperimenters from Science Gallery Bengaluru will display and discuss speculative visions of the Earth in 2052, as conceptualised by young adults in India. These visions will explore the state of the environment and how human society deals with it to reflect upon the Earth by 2052.

Climate Emergency Interactive
Thursday, July 14, 11am EDT/5pm CET/8:30pm IST and July 16, 9am CET/12:30pm IST/5pm IST

Co-created by a collaborative group of students at the University of the Arts London, film director Martin Percy and UAL Graduate Natasha Mays will facilitate this interactive film screening to create conversations about the climate emergency between fellow change-makers worldwide.

Remaking your narrative: Climate justice through storytelling
Friday, July 15, 12pm CET/3:30pm IST/8pm AEST

The narrative of climate justice often focuses on European young people’s movements. Through storytelling, Sydney-based climate activists Varsha Yajman and Manjot Kaur, in partnership with Science Gallery Melbourne, will introduce how to use decolonising approaches of unlearning to ensure that climate justice narratives are reflective of their and their communities’ experiences.

Live Local: A Scavenger Hunt For Survival
Saturday, July 16, 11am CET/2:30pm AEST/7pm IST

The 20-minute neighbourhood model looks at how residents of a neighbourhood can meet most of their daily needs without travelling by car or public transport. Theatre-makers Amie Taylor and Jennifer Lunn will invite attendees to go on a physical scavenger hunt of their local neighbourhood and return online to share their findings with a global community.

Get started with climate visualisations
Saturday, July 16, 1pm CET/4:30pm IST/9pm AEST

Computer scientist David Curran will introduce how to make climate data visualisations employing the programming language R and use the power of visual storytelling to address the climate crisis.

The disastrous stakeholder game
Sunday, July 17, 11am CET/2:30pm AEST/7pm IST

The Netherlands is well known for its "polder model," a process of decision making based on consensus. But can we solve problems like climate change with this method? Join this interactive game led by Science Gallery Rotterdam’s mediators to have a seat at the table. Pitch, mix, argue, compromise and build alliances to make it work!

Explore the entire programme and register here.

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