Art Climate Transition
Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union

ACT — Art,
Climate, Transition

is a European cooperation project on hope. The hope we’re interested in is about ‘broad perspectives with specific possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we act’.

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#learning to impact Davy Pieters: we are shocked into thinking
Davy Pieters: we are shocked into thinking

By Arie Lengkeek & Jacco van Uden

#ACT summerlabs Life Along Tree Time
Life Along Tree Time

By Lua Vollaard, Observant Ljubljana SummerLab

#learning to impact Maria Lucia: Impact is persistence
Maria Lucia: Impact is persistence

By Arie Lengkeek & Jacco van Uden

#ACTAgenda A Mural for Biodiversity
A Mural for Biodiversity

ACT, COAL & Planète Émergences present Audubon Project Marseille

#ACT summerlabs They were ahead of us
They were ahead of us

By Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen, Observants Zagreb Summerlab

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#commissioned work
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
17 Jun 2021 - 26 Nov 2021


By Davy Pieters

Last year, more than ever before, we were confronted by our mortality. The vulnerability of a body, but also of life on earth itself, was visible everywhere. In DO NOT LOOK BACK WITH REGRET, director Davy Pieters invites you to consider this. ‘It’s about seeing what we don’t want to see. Our relationship with mortality is not the same as 18 months ago. How do we relate to loss? How do we create the space to stop and process it?’


COAL Paris
5 Sep 2021

ACT at IUCN Marseille

Inauguration Audubon Mural Project

On the occasion of the IUCN world Conservation Congress on biodiversity in Marseille, ACT, COAL and Planète Émergences present The Audubon Mural Project. 
The Audubon Mural Project is a public space art project initiated by the Audubon National Society in Harlem, in the United States, and is carried in France by COAL. The project consists of painting, on city walls, murals representing endangered birds threaten by climate change.

Sunday the 5th of September, a Mural by the artist FIKOS will be inaugurated in Marseille. In the fall and winter of 2021, the Marseille mural will spread across Europe with the 10 ACT partners issuing an open call for bird murals in their own cities. 

L’Écomotive Café wall, in front the the Saint-Charles train station, 2 place des Marseillaises, 13001 Marseille.

#spaces and means
Kaaitheater Brussels
11 Sep 2021 - 11 Dec 2021

bodies of knowledge (BOK)

By Sarah Vanhee

How can you create a safe space in public space for the exchange of various forms of repressed or underexposed knowledge? How can we challenge the hierarchy of public debates and arrive at a more horizontal, fair and inclusive society? These are the starting points of bodies of knowledge (BOK), an alternative school, that stays in the same spot in the city for a few weeks or months, and then moves on again.

Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
3 Nov 2021 - 6 Nov 2021

Welcome To Our Guesthouse 2021


Welcome To Our Guesthouse  is the beating heart of Production House Theater Rotterdam. Welcome To Our Guesthouse  is a warm and heartfelt welcome to makers who think across borders, both geographically and artistically. It is also an invitation to the public to become acquainted with and be part of the processes of carefully researching artists who value social engagement. The overarching theme of this year’s edition is Illumination in Darkness.

#conscious developers
COAL Paris
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Nov 2022

Appel d’air

By Thierry Boutonnier

Appel d’air is a participatory and environmental work by the artist Thierry Boutonnier. It will accompany the construction of the Grand Paris Express until 2030. Local inhabitants take part in this artistic and civic project. Indeed, they adopt 68 trees that will grow in an urban nursery, under the watchful eye of a nomadic nurseryman.

#incurable curious
New Theatre Institute of Latvia Riga
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2022

Incurably Curious Residencies 2020-2022

Voldemārs Johansons, Lina Lapelytė and Jānis Balodis

New Theatre Institute of Latvia produces this series of residencies. Indeed, NTIL invited three artists from the Baltic region to explore themes related to climate, social and economic justice and change. Their new artworks will be visible at Homo Novus festival in 2021 and 2022.

COAL Paris
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Aug 2023

Resource 0

Online collaborative platform

RESSOURCE 0 dives into a new field, at the crossroads of culture and ecology, both in France and internationally. Its objective is to question and respond to environmental issues, by integrating the aesthetic, creative, relational, sensitive and imaginative dimensions specific to art. RESSOURCE 0 defends a collaborative multi-stakeholder approach, in which solutions emanate from different exchanges and sensitivities.

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