Exhibition: Inspiring Action on the Climate Emergency

North and South Cloisters, Wilkins Building
5th Oct 2021  -  19th Nov 2021

Representatives from across the globe are meeting this November at COP26 in Glasgow to decide how to take action on the climate emergency.  The actions the representatives take on global heating, protecting habitats and creating a fairer society will shape our future. However, all of our actions count!  

This exhibition gives a snapshot of how UCL research is creating catalysts for positive change globally, locally and here at UCL. It aims to inspire you to contribute to change with 26 calls to action.  From eco-efficient artificial intelligence to coffee logs that heat our home, learn about how UCL staff and students are making change every day. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of public events that explore climate justice through workshops, talks and discussions. Visit the UCL Climate Hub for full events listings. 

Let’s commit to a new era of positive climate action and be the first generation to leave the planet with a better future than the last. 

This event is part of UCL’s climate campaign ‘Generation One’.  Together we are the new generation taking responsibility for climate action and turning science into actionable ideas. 

Join our new era of climate action at ucl.ac.uk/generation-one


Events Programme 

Do COP26 Right: What would a just COP26 look like? 
Object Based Learning Lab, 8 October, 14.00 - 17.00.  Book Online
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place this November in Glasgow. But will justice be at its heart? Join the conversation on climate justice, hear speakers on racial, environmental and disability justice talk about COP26 and make your own voice heard. 

Repair with Flair: Sustainable Fashion and Upcycling Workshop
Jeremy Bentham Room 13 October, 13.00 -17.00. Book Online
Explore the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry while learning to upcycle your clothes! Join this textile embroidery workshop led by sustainable fashion and climate activist Ophelia Dos Santos. No experience necessary, and feel free to bring an item to upcycle. 

Collective Storytelling in the Creation of Climate Resilient Urban Places, 
Bartlett School of Architecture, 20 October, 14.00-17.00. Book Online
Join a walking, talking, drawing and storytelling workshop in and around UCL's campus. In this workshop led by architectural designer & artist Antoinette Yetunde Oni, participants will envision temporary urban interventions to explore how to create climate resilient cities. 

Laughing Matters: Can humour help us understand climate change?                 
Bloomsbury Theatre & Studio, 29 October, 12:30  - 13:30. Book now
Join comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning for a sharing of his stand up comedy that looks at the complexities of climate change. He'll be joined by neuroscientist Sophie Scott who will share insight into science of laughter.

Collection Rebellion: Can museums be spaces for radical climate action? 
Grant Museum of Zoology, 3 November, 14.00-17.00. Book online. 
How can museums - especially those with colonial collections - be spaces for radical climate action? Join artist Bryony Benge-Abbott & architect John Zhang to explore the Grant Museum Collections through a drawing, making and discussion workshop. No experience necessary. 


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