Antarctic Village – No Borders, Exhibition and Roundtable Discussions
Curated by the University of the Arts London, in collaboration with the Nansen Initiative, DISPLACEMENT is devised as an integrated cultural component of the Nansen Initiative consultative process, foregrounding art practice and research as a methodology to add value to the Nansen Initiative’s process. DISPLACEMENT seeks to bring conversations together and provide a dynamic public interface and heighten awareness of the key issues and challenges facing the urgent need to recognize the plight of displaced people across the world due to slow and sudden-onset disasters, many of which are exacerbated by climate change.
During the Nansen Initiative Global Consultation, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland on 12-13 October 2015, representatives of some 100 States from around the world, as well as international organizations, NGOs and academics, will come together endorse a document called the Protection Agenda, which addresses the needs of people displaced across international borders in the context of disasters, including the effects of climate change. (www.nanseninitiative.org)
A key component of the DISPLACEMENT project during the Global Consultation includes an exhibition of Lucy + Jorge Orta’s work Antarctic Village- No Borders and Antarctica World Passport Bureau at the Sicli Pavilion, as well as other artistic interventions in the Global Consultation venue itself, including contributions by Rhino Ariefiansyah, Robin Jenkins, Andri Pol, Din M. Shibly, Marie Velardi, Chris Wainwright, and others.