Eight-day programme about the Anthropocene, climate crisis and the role of humans
Manifesto for the living in a time of extinction is an eight-day programme about climate change in a greenhouse on the roof of a city building. In relation to this manifesto, art will not only be made about the climate crisis, but we will also ask ourselves how we might, in an inclusive manner, take action. Everything comes together during the finale.
As a festival, we not only want to show art about the climate crisis, but also aim to activate people to actually do something in return for the earth. During eight days, in collaboration with ROEF, a bare concrete space will be turned into a lively greenhouse where programmes on this climate theme will take place.
In this time, farmer and artist Anne van Leeuwen (founder of regenerative farm Bodemzicht and co-founder Embassy of the North Sea) will work on a manifesto for humankind; a to-do list of sorts with things we can do for the earth. On day one, during the kick-off, she will present the aim of the manifesto and her research plan for the coming week. Subsequently, she will be present at all programmes and, with the knowledge she acquires together with all the visitors, will ‘construct’ a poetic manifesto.
What persons and organisms do we need for a better world? Among others, associate artist Nicolas Stemann will present his perspective on this subject. What can we do in return for the earth as directors, festivals and other producers of culture? Visitors are invited to contribute, so by all means look out for Anne and stop and chat!
During the finale of Manifesto for the living in a time of extinction, Van Leeuwen will present all results and conclusions from this programme in and around the greenhouse. Will it be an installation, a greenhouse completely painted over, or a wholly different form?
To visit the Kick-off, you must register via the form that can be found under the ticket button. Following the kick-off there will be drinks until 18:30.
Sat June 11 2:00 PM
- free with registration € 0
language & duration
Manifesto for the living in a time of extinction will consist, after the kick-off, of the following parts:
Workshop Balcony Garden Vegetables & Medicinal Herbs
Workshop gardening & learning about the power of herbs.
Future Festivals Meet-up
Festivals look for sustainable approaches together
Workshop The All Rivers and Species Act
Help rivers make themselves understood
First reading of new work from Elfriede Jelinek
Finale Manifesto for the living in a time of extinction
Two inclusive climate panels and a manifesto presentation