What happens when the most creative minds of our generation are asked to re-think the climate emergency?
As part of Serpentine’s Back to Earth project and in collaboration with Penguin Press, 140 artists, scientists, architects, filmmakers and more contribute ideas to a ‘do-it-yourself’ guide on how to shape a more ecological and equitable future. The result is 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth a compendium of recipes, sketches, photographs, essays, spells, and instructions that ask us to engage with the climate emergency in new and imaginative ways in our daily lives, in our homes and communities, parks and public space.
Joining Hans Ulrich Obrist for an exclusive live discussion with two of the book’s contributors: Manthia Diawara, a writer, filmmaker and cultural theorist, is currently working on a film for Back To Earth about climate change and its effects on the fishing community of Yene, Senegal. Maya Lin is an architect and installation artist who this month unveiled Ghost Forest in New York’s Madison Square Park: an installation of 49 dead cedar trees that highlights the effect of climate change on forests.