Climate.Culture.Peace aims to illustrate the role that culture plays in understanding and responding to the global climate crisis. Culture and heritage are at the core of this initiative, illustrated with place-based stories, knowledge/research/practice presentations, ignite talks and multi-media guided by four interconnected themes.
For the purposes of this project, the conference emphasizes that culture and heritage bring together the full range of human experience - from the past into the present. Together they include physical things (such as places, sites, objects and artefacts, buildings, monuments, landscapes and environments) and the many forms of knowledge and practices that allow us to see, listen, share and explore who we are now and how we have come to be.
This conference will be centred around engaging culture in sustainable and resilient human responses to climate change while safeguarding heritage from conflicts and disasters brought on by climate-related environmental stresses. It will connect people from all around the world, engaging them in dialogue and discussion through a variety of interactions.