Jun 25 - Jul 10, 2022
Art / Climate Justice / Apartheid / Race / Air / Ecology / Decolonisation / Vulnerability / Equilibrium / Risk
Addressing the New Denialism
LIFT 2022 / Serpentine Gallery / We Are Lewisham

Alternative description text goes here Image: Sky Hopinka, maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore, 2020. 80:21 min. HD video, stereo, colour (still)

An environmental justice programme in the context of Sun & Sea at the Albany, 23 June - 10 July 2022

In conjunction with the presentation of Sun & Sea at the Albany, this public programme brings together a diverse cohort of environmental activists, artists and thinkers including air quality campaigner Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, anthropologist Dr Lez Henry, performance artist SERAFINE1369, visual artist Kiluanji Kia Henda, novelist Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, climate negotiator Eva Peace Mukariyaranga, economist Avinash Persaud and jazz educators Tomorrow’s Warriors alongside Sun & Sea’s artists Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte and Lina Lapelyte to explore themes of environmental justice for the context of Lewisham and London in 2022. The programme includes film screenings taking place at the Albany, Deptford, as well as a public symposium at the Serpentine Pavilion - Black Chapel, designed by Theaster Gates on 9th July.

Accompanying the symposium programme, a special screening series of artists’ films engages with questions around pollution, ecocide and climate breakdown.

Talks & Workshops Workshop: Making a London Plane, a family workshop on pollution and trees, led by Metabolic Matters (Royal College of Art’s School of Architecture, ADS3 Studio), with Becky Lyons.
Artist Talk: Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelyte in conversation with Vicki Amedume
Listening Workshop by Lina Lapelyte
Display AIRBORNE & DRAWING AIR, Sarah Stirk and Gina Allen in collaboration with the Ella Roberta Foundation
Acknowledgements Curated by Radical Ecology (Ashish Ghadiali and Lucia Pietroiusti) and produced by Holly Shuttleworth. Emilian Isibo: Assistant Curator. Curatorial and production advice from Amaya Jeyarajah Dent, Kris Nelson and Matthew Schmolle. In partnership with: LIFT 2022, Serpentine’s Back to Earth project, We Are Lewisham, The Ella Roberta Family Foundation, Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network, University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, University of Exeter Arts & Culture, University of Exeter Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, UCL’s Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism & Racialisation, UCL Anthropocene, L-Acoustics & Open Society Foundations. AIRBORNE & DRAWING AIR is curated by Sarah Stirk and produced by Matthew Schmolle.