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Weathervane! Student arts and climate activism

Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus, London

13 Oct
Black man inside a gallery holding a poster with the words '13% of homes in fuel poverty' against a blue sky background
Image credit: Sophie Harbinson

Presented by King’s Culture Climate Collective - a creative community for climate action.

Where can we find the strength and creativity to positively engage with our planet’s climate emergency? At this dynamic and participatory event we invite King’s students to join forces with cutting-edge artists to design powerful creative projects that advance climate action.

Featuring environmental artists Love Ssega and Angela YT Chan, Weathervane puts students centre stage in the fight for a sustainable future. Combining inspiring presentations with collective dreaming, Weathervane is your space to find community and develop critical change-making skills through the arts by becoming a part of our newly created King’s Culture Climate Collective.

Got an idea for a project or just simply curious and looking to connect? All students are welcome! After all, we’re passionate about having fun while saving the planet.

No previous arts experience necessary.

Participation in the Culture Climate Collective counts towards the King’s Experience Champion for Change award.

Refreshments will be provided. Open to all students, however space is limited. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Artists bios:

Love Ssega is a British-Ugandan musician, performing artist and songwriter. He has built a varied career collaborating across art forms, whilst also speaking up for environmental, social and educational issues. Ssega’s music blends New Wave, Hip-Hop, African polyrhythms and Disco into smart modern Pop. Using music as a tool for change, Ssega’s most recent campaign ‘Airs of the South Circular’, in which he released his single Our World (Fight for Air), highlighted the toxic effects of air pollution around the London South Circular. Love Ssega was the one of the winners of HOME-Zero, a creative research and development project by  Nesta and National Gallery X (a National Gallery and King’s College London collaboration) to help ignite a public conversation about the relationship between household emissions and climate change. 

Angela YT Chan is an independent researcher, curator and artist specialising in climate change. Her work reconfigures power in relation to the inequity of climate change through self-archiving, rethinking geographies and speculative fiction. Since 2014, Angela has produced curatorial projects and workshops as Worm: art + ecology, collaborating with artists, activists and youth groups. She co-directs the London Science Fiction Research Community and is also a research consultant, having worked in international climate and cultural policy and on climate and sustainability projects for major cultural institutions.


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