Our Common Future Under Climate Change

International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France




Organizers : Art of change 21
Date : July 7th, from 7pm to 8pm
Location : Kracjberg Gallery ( 15 mins walk from UNESCO and UPMC Jussieu), Paris, France
Expected number of participants : 1-50
Nature of participants : scientists, artists
Keywords : art, science, cross-disciplinarity, participatory action
Keynote speakers :
  • A. Audouin, Art of Change 21, Paris, France


Art of Change 21
Art of Change 21 is an association created for COP21 by Alice Audouin, French pioneer in Sustainable Development, engaged art, responsible communication and CSR. It is the first initiative which links social entrepreneurship, digital, art and youth at an international level.

In November 2014, in Paris, Art of Change 21 masterminded the "Conclave of the 21", a cutting-edge think tank that gathered 21 "accelerators of change" - social entrepreneurs, artists and young leaders committed to climate change - from all over the world.

Amongst the 21 are the artists Lucy and Jorge Orta (France, England, Argentina), Natalie Jeremijenko (USA) or Wen Fang (China); the young leaders on climate change Linh Do (The Verb, Australia) or Mariam Allam (AYCM, Egypt)…

Art of Change 21 will implement for COP21 4 innovative, creative and collaborative actions that will mobilize citizen for COP21, allowing them to become a stakeholder, each at his own level:

MASKBOOK: a creative on-line action, using social networks to build a new international community concerned by heath and climate.

WORLD-COP: an original way to understand the stakes of the COP21, by linking art, sport and humour.

BRIDGES: real eco-designed bridges as a means of experimenting innovative and alternative solutions, an artistic adaptation experience bridging the gap between the COP21's negotiators and civil society.

CAiRE: a free mobile application, giving to citizen concrete and accessible tools for getting involved in the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Art of Change 21 has a prestigious patron, the artist Olafur Eliasson, and benefits from strong supports from ​the French government. It is officially labelled "COP21" by the Ministerial Steering Committee of COP21, and labelled "Paris 2015" by the city of Paris. Art of Change 21 is under the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture and financed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Our proposal:
The side event of Art of Change 21 for the International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” includes:

A meeting with artists of the 21 and scientists of the conference around climate change and health, and how to include citizens as stakeholders of the sustainable transition.
It will take place in the wooded courtyard of the Kracjberg Gallery ( 15 mins walk from UNESCO and UPMC Jussieu), currently hosting French photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse's exhibition, "Hommes Racines", a testimony of his travels around the world, amongst autochthonous minorities, the "sustainable humanity".

This meeting will go along with a workshop during which each participant will imagine and create a mask, symbol of their own concern about climate changes' effects on health and nature.

This workshop will be concluded by a photocall : each participant will take a "masked portrait", wearing their own creation.

More information

You will find more information on this side event on the following link : TBD