Art and Culture Program
The Loss and Damage Collaboration's Art and Culture Program brings together cultural and creative practitioners and Loss and Damage actors to explore the role that the former can play in addressing, an raising awareness of the needs to address, Loss and Damage from climate change.

For enquiries directly related to the Art and Culture Program please contact the Project Lead on teo [@] Please also find the projects concept note here.

The Programs Aim
Although cultural and creative practitioners are playing a vital role in raising awareness and driving critical engagement in the climate crisis as an intersectional problem, they have largely been unable to meaningfully engage in the UNFCCC process on the issue of Loss and Damage, and therefore very few have knowingly engaged with the critical issues of non-economic loss and damage (NELD) and Loss and Damage finance.

In order to encourage greater engagement with these important issues, we believe that cultural and creative practitioners need to be given the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary dialogues, which introduce, translate, explore and examine the concepts and technical language that make up the Loss and Damage discourse under, and outside of the UNFCCC.

They need to be supplied with entry points and a mandate to engage with the issue of Loss and Damage by critical theory relating to their disciplines authored by renowned practitioners from their field. And they need to be given financial, critical and technical support to create innovative new projects that address, and explore the need to address Loss and Damage. 

In doing so, we believe that cultural and creative practitioners and the Loss and Damage actors that they engage with, will quickly be able to find transdisciplinary links between the ethical and political issues surrounding Loss and Damage finance and the key issues currently being widely explored within the arts and humanities in relation to the combined climate, human rights and environmental crisis and the drive towards decolonization.

Who It Will Engage
The program aims to engage the following groups from both the global North and South:

Cultural and creative practitioners: Including but not limited to cultural theorists, art historians and curators, artists, fiction film makers, artist film makers, and documentary film makers, digital directors and practitioners working with emergent technologies such as VR, AR and 360 film, photographers, authors, performers and dancers, composers and musicians, playwrights, archivists and museologists.

Loss and Damage actors: Including but not limited to policymakers, academics, researchers, negotiators, legal advisors, and activists within the Loss and Damage Collaboration (L&DC) and beyond.

Acts of Repair : Loss and Damage
Image credit: Acts of Repair : Loss and Damage
As part of its Art and Culture Program the Loss and Damage Collaboration launched Acts of Repair : Loss and Damage an online artistic research residency aimed at facilitating a transdisciplinary exchange around the issue of loss and damage caused by the climate crisis.

Visit the Acts of Repair : Loss and Damage website to find out more about the online program and how to apply to the artistic research residency:

Each participant or collective selected for the online artistic research residency will receive a stipend of £10,000 (approximately $12600).

Deadline for applications is Sunday, the 12th of November 2023, at 23:59 GMT.

For questions please contact:  info [@]

Acts of Repair: Loss and Damage is part of the Loss and Damage Collaboration’s Art and Culture program and is supported by the Open Society Foundation.

Team Members
Art and Culture Program
LenA Dobrowolska
Lena is an artist-researcher, filmmaker and educator who has been working on issues relating to political ecology and climate change for over a decade. Her current research focuses on co-creative documentation and inclusive digitalisation of intangible losses due to the climate crisis in the context of planned relocation. She has interests in decolonial and ecofeminist perspectives on climate and anticolonial research methodologies. Lena is a PhD Researcher at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol, a Research Associate with Culture and Climate Change at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield and lectures in MA Digital Direction at the Royal College of Art.
Art and Culture Program
- Skeaping
Teo is an award-winning artist, filmmaker and photographer working on projects relating to, amongst other things, non-economic loss and damage, the governmentality of Loss and Damage and climate-induced migration. Teo also works to coordinate the Loss and Damage Collaboration’s Advocacy and Outreach, Communications, Human Mobility and Displacement, and Art and Culture programs.
Art and Culture Program
Phoebe is a writer and performer who sometimes makes work with and/or about food. She holds a master's in Visual Art from the CCC Research Program at the HEAD, Geneva and has worked as a creative producer at arts and environmental non-profit organisation Coalition for a Cultural Ecology (COAL), Paris. Phoebe is part of the collective as slow as possible that curates exhibitions in Espace 3353 in Geneva.
Current Residents
Lone palm, Daulatkhan, Bhola Island, Bangladesh, (2017), from future Scenarios by Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping
Future Scenarios exhibition, Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hudertwasser, Vienna, Austria, (2019), Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping
Future Scenarios film installation, Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hudertwasser, Vienna, Austria, (2019), Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping
What We Do
Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping
Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond- Skeaping are an artist collaboration from Poland and the United Kingdom working with a combination of photography, artist’s film, virtual reality, installation and research. 
Their collaborative artist practice focuses on climate change, including its political ecology, loss and damage, climate-induced migration, slow violence, as well as visual culture’s relationship to the Anthropocene, something which they prefer to call the Capitalocene.

Combining speculative methodologies, like scenario thinking, with documentary investigative practices and participatory storytelling they tell stories that contribute to the act of collective worldbuilding. 

To find out more about their work visit their websites or the Future Scenarios interactive documentary.

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