As part of its Art and Culture Program the Loss and Damage Collaboration launched Ways of Repair : Loss and Damage
an online artistic research residency, a series of public events, and a set of commissioned texts, aimed at facilitating a transdisciplinary exchange around the issue of loss and damage caused by the climate crisis.
By building connections across different knowledge-making practices, Ways of Repair : Loss and Damage
sets out to create a symbiotic network of trans-local collaborators, recognising that climate research, activism, and advocacy, is an entangled and inter-relational practice involving many actors.
The Ways of Repair : Loss and Damage
program is supported by the Open Society Foundations
. Open Call
Following the Ways of Repair : Loss and Damage
open call which received over 740 applications, three project proposals have now been selected for development through the program's artistic research residency.
The three selected proposals are from:
1. Gabriela de Matos (BR)
(Candomblé terreiros: Sacred Shields Against Salvador’s Climate Crisis);
2. Nombuso Mathibela & Sibonelo Gumede (ZA)
(Phoshoza sunduz’ama bhun’ahambe: Interpreting the (in) tangible planetary futures of bow instrument ecospheres in Kwa-Zulu Natal); and;
3. Zahra Malkani (PK)
(A Ubiquitous Wetness).Public Program
Taking place online between January 2024 and January 2025, the Ways of Repair : Loss and Damage
public online program will feature four key moments — three workshops and an online symposium — with the aim of diversify audiences and adding nuance and depth to public and policy-oriented discussions on Loss and Damage.
Throughout the four events, participants will gain insights into the contentious history of Loss and Damage negotiations, the ethical and political questions surrounding the issue, and where Loss and Damage fits into the struggle for climate justice.
The first themed Ways of Repair : Loss and Damage
workshop will be held in February 2024
, the second in May 2024
, and the third in October 2024
. The Ways of Repair : Loss and Damage
symposium will be held in January 2025
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for updates on how to attend, the events what themes will be explored and what speakers will be present.Texts of Repair
In addition to the artists research program Ways of Repair : Loss and Damage
will commission critical thinkers from the arts and humanities to explore different perspectives, aesthetic explorations, knowledges and lived experiences of the climate crisis in relation to Loss and Damage. The commissioned texts are intended to provide conceptual frameworks and critical links between the Loss and Damage discourse and themes already being widely explored within the arts and humanities in response to the combined climate, human rights, and environmental crisis, and the drive towards decolonization.
Visit the Ways of Repair : Loss and Damage
website to find out more about the program : https://www.waysofrepair.com/