Rise: From One Island To Another

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Two indigenous poets – one from the Marshall Islands and another from Greenland – meet at the source of our rising seas to share a moment of solidarity. Performed by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna.

The short film was screened both at the Climate Narratives kick off meeting and at newly founded climate festival “Varmere, Våtere, Villere” in Bergen. A highlight for participants in both events.

Temperate Zone

Image/ill: UIB livestream

Bergen’s new climate festival “Varmere, våtere, villere” (“Warmer, wilder, wetter”) got off to a flying start led by UiB and the Bjerknes Center in the Aula on Wednesday 16 March. Here Kikki Kleiven directed and led the audience through lectures and debates about climate and sustainability. One of the features focused on the GEO project ClimateNarratives.
Read news article in Norwegian on UIB webpages here. Continue reading “Temperate Zone”

Climate Narratives kick-off

Participants at the kick-off meeting for the project ClimateNarratives,
at Solstrand 22–23 February 2022. Photo: Ellen Viste

Two-day Climate Narratives kick off in beautiful surroundings at Solstrand Hotel in Os, Norway. Among other things the programme included science presentations, workpackage presentations, discussions and a gallery visit. 
Inspired and excited for the years to come.

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Communicating climate change through art in Greenland and Fiji

Screenshot from news article on:

“According to O’Kane the project’s aim is to exchange experience through art, and to explain, write and draw climate stories with children and young people in Greenland and the Pacific.   O’Kane explains that the artists involved, like himself, will seek to understand and learn from those who live with climate change today.”
Read more on UiB – KMD website here.