The climate change movement has been gaining significant attention, for example through the Fridays for Future movement. This awareness for climate justice, however, is mostly visible in the media and in (upper-) middle class circles.
The accompanying exclusion is increasingly criticized within and without the environmental protection movement. To combat this, we would like to incite an intersectional process of approaching environmental issues as inseparable from social issues. Through cooperation with schools, youth clubs, neigbourhood organisations etc. we will spark discussion and encourage community involvement. Artistic self-expression transcends generations and cultures.
The approach to this project is crucial: rather than creating a patronizing campaign about the global situation, we will instigate a participatory exploration of environmental issues, and engage with the topic through art, humor and poetry.
The Karneval symbolizes new beginnings and societal catharsis. After months of social distancing, we view a parade as an optimal way to break through isolation as well as strengthen a feeling of togetherness and shared visions for the future of our environment
The parade will offer the opportunity to bring art and discourse to the streets, while upholding hygiene regulations.
To raise awareness for environmental issues through artistic methods in a humorous and creative way, without being patronizing or moralistic.
To create a project which engages with people of all generations
To reach neighbors who don’t typically take part in cultural life, and who are excluded from participation in social events due to diverse social phenomena or physical impairments
To create an intersectional process of addressing environmental issues, which simultaneously engages with social issues
After months of social distancing, we view a parade as an optimal way to break through isolation as well as strengthen a feeling of togetherness and shared visions for the future of our environment
To strengthen creativity and quality of life
To maintain existing social connections in the neighborhood which have lost cohesion during the pandemic
January - March 2021:
Develop a common timetable with partners and other groups interested in becoming involved
Idea workshops and creative workshops with cooperating partners or in the Artistania studio: In the idea workshops, each group will choose an aspect of climate protection as a topic to creatively engage with. These ideas will take form in the creative workshops.
End of May 2021:
Staging & choreography: bringing together individual parts of the parade, rehearsals of the performances and the process of the parade. 1 meeting with everyone (if possible) from 2-4 hours at the end of May. Meeting with the coordinators to go through the process and security concepts.
June 12th, 2021 // 2 pm-7pm:
Colorful parade through the neighborhood of Neukölln with everyone involved