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


Activity archive

COAL Paris
29 Oct 2019 - 30 Jan 2021

Festival VIVANT 2020

A cultural season for biodiversity

The Festival VIVANT is a cultural manifest aimed at drawing public attention to Biodiversity. Initially scheduled for the summer 2020, within the sope of the 2020 IUCN Congress on World Conservation. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the IUCN Congress was postponed to January 2021.

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.

Culturgest Lisbon
16 Oct 2020 - 28 Feb 2021

Nature abhors a straight line

Exhibition by Gabriela Albergaria

The work of the artist Gabriela Albergaria focuses on understanding the acculturation of landscape and nature, through the migratory processes and globalization from the fifteenth century onward. The artist uses multiple typologies, such as: sculpture, installation, works for public space, drawing and photography. This exhibition provides an overview of her activity over the last 15 years.

Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
13 Sep 2020 - 16 Oct 2020

Welcome To Our Guesthouse

Artist-in-Residency Programme by Production house Theater Rotterdam

Production house Theater Rotterdam is the research and development department of Theater Rotterdam. By programming WTOG they aim at understanding how a new generation of theater makers work and which topics inspire them. Thus, Production house creates living and working space in the city of Rotterdam, fostering the development of research and creation processes of critical theatre makers.

Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
15 Sep 2020 - 19 Sep 2020

Art of Performing Week

International Programme curated by Dave Schwab

AoPW is an international performing arts programme curated by TR programmer dance / performance Dave Schwab. In the newly created format, designed hand in hand with COVID-19 restrictions, theater makers create an alternative artistic proposal. Since most international artists can’t be present and perform physically, the challenge is to curate / act / create under the new circumstances. The invited artists are: Florentina Holzinger, Jan Martens, Hooman Sharifi, Rodrigo Batista.

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COAL Paris
19 Oct 2019 - 20 Sep 2020

Heaven, wind, earth

EXHIBITION by Fabienne Berthaud

COAL commissioned the solo show by Fabienne Berthaud, novelist and director. The exhibition “Au vent, au ciel, à la terre” [“Heaven, wind, earth”], is at La Halle aux Sucres, in Dunkirk. From October 19 to December 22.

Culturgest Lisbon
24 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020


Performance by Marlene Monteiro Freitas

Marlene Monteiro Freitas is internationally acknowledged by her virtuoso and expressive choreographs. Moreover, she is one of the most original and influential voices in modern-day choreography. In 2018, she was awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale.

Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
6 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020


By Boogaerdt / VanderSchoot

ANTIBODIES is an archaeological ritual from a possible future, a futuristic seance which summons Lucy 2.0 on the basis of her Google Search assignments from the year 2020. This project is, just as Headroom and Botanical Wasteland, part of the Future Fossils series, a tentacular art project about digital creatures in a “non-human” era. Thus, it is part of Warming Up Festival by Theater Rotterdam.

Culturgest Lisbon
7 Oct 2020

Conference – Women, Witch Hunting and Capital accumulation

Silvia Federici

Silvia Federici is an activist, feminist, writer and teacher of Political Philosophy and International Studies at Hofstra University (New York). In this lecture, she examines the relationship between “witch hunting” and new forms of capitalist accumulation. Thus, this event follows the launch of her most recent and highly acclaimed book Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and the Original Accumulation, (Portuguese edition) published by Orfeu Negro.

Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
13 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020

Warming Up Festival

eco-feminine programme

This is a program about climate, art and democracy in collaboration with the Dutch initiative ‘Impact Makers’. For Theater Rotterdam, encountering and imagination are crucial for connecting different people around the climate issues. Thus, the festival focuses on the works of female artists with a strong position in the debate on social and ecological issues, researching new scenarios or offering platforms for alternative communication.

Culturgest Lisbon
16 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020


By Christos Papadopoulos

The Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos took the natural phenomena of collective movements of birds and fish, as a starting point to create a dance performance. From there, he zoomed in on ions, electrically charged atoms, only to rediscover the same basic forces of attraction and repulsion that govern not only all existing life, but also all human relationships.

Kaaitheater Brussels
18 Oct 2020


Ecopolis 2020

The year is 2020. From Australia to the Campine, nature is on fire. There is rapid deforestation, constant building projects, and millions of species of plants and animals are under imminent threat of extinction. This exploitation of nature is radically undermining and destabilizing our world and thus our very existence. When a new virus creates an epidemic and then a pandemic, existing tensions come under even more pressure. As always, vulnerable groups here and in the global South pay the highest price.

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Culturgest Lisbon
28 Oct 2020

Conference – The Difficult Art of Confluence

António Bispo dos Santos

People fleeing from slavery in Brazil would go to the places called Quilombo, in search of shelter. As a result, autonomous communities survived in a profound ecological relationship with the territory. Today, they still hold important practices and provide valuable knowledge. António Bispo dos Santos is a writer, a Quilombo-master, and a farmer.

Culturgest Lisbon
18 Nov 2020

Mental Storm #3

Debate on Silence

Tempestade Mental (Brain-storm) is synonymous with a self-governed youth parliament. In this context, participants receive an interactive and permeable multimedia script. They can work on it freely – without the presence of adults. Indeed, for 90 minutes, they develop a laboratory for engaging in dialogue. Thus, reflecting and creating images of their own future.

Kaaitheater Brussels
24 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020

Forces of Nature

By Ivana Müller

The five fundamental mechanical principles of movement are gravity, inertia, resistance, momentum, action, and reaction. And they inspire Ivana Müller in her new work. Thus, these principles compel bodies, objects, animals, water, minerals and plants to move. Indeed, we must control them if we want to walk and dance. What if these forces apply to social, political and emotional bodies? A new perspective arises on the world around us.

#spaces and means
COAL Paris
7 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021

Audubon Mural Project


The Audubon Mural Project is an art project in the public space. And it consists of painting, on the city walls, frescoes depicting birds threatened by climate change. This concept aims at fostering creative civic participation and raising awareness on biodiversity loss. It is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society and the Galerie Gitler & _____.  COAL launches the Audubon Mural Project in France: Les murs d’Audubon.

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Artsadmin London
5 May 2021 - 15 May 2021

Immersion by Selina Thompson

Season for Change 2020

Building on Oh God, Not Another One!?, Selina’s ongoing artistic investigation of democratic participation and the politics beyond representation, Immersion will explore strategies for pleasure, care and well-being in climate activism.

Immersion is one of the commissions for Season for Change, a UK-wide programme of arts activity focused on a step-change in climate awareness, activism and justice, delivered in partnership by Julie’s Bicycle and ArtsAdmin.