Help our Digital Museum

CAN YOU HELP US GROW CONTENT, HAVE CONVERSATIONS AND REACH MORE PEOPLE? IN RETURN YOU WILL FIND A WEALTH OF RESOURCES TO HELP YOU EXPLORE THE PLANETARY EMERGENCY AND HOW TO ENGAGE PEOPLE WITH IT.

So, it looks like we’re going to be in Covid-19 lockdown for a while, and we don’t know when we’ll be able to do pop-ups and real-world training. That means we’re shifting focus to connecting and collecting online.

WE CAN STILL HELP YOU: We’re able to offer training and advice by Zoom sessions, so contact us on climatemuseumuk@gmail.com to discuss.

AND YOU CAN HELP US. HERE’S HOW:

In general

Like/follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Follow our blog. Share our content, comment on posts and contribute ideas. 

Also, have a look at our many Pinterest boards, follow them and use what you find. 

Stories of Extraction

Our Activist Museum Award has allowed us to enquire into Digital Commons Collecting, with a focus on collecting stories of extractivism.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

  • Write a guest blogpost about extractivism and heritage, or about non-extractive commons-based collecting. 
  • Contribute to our survey to find out how we might build a commons collection with a climate lens, in a collaborative way. Share this with fellow workers in heritage/museums/arts/campaign groups etc. 

The Pandemic and the Planetary Emergency

This is an experiment in collaborative contemporary collecting, exploring the relationship between the Covid-19 pandemic and environmental issues. 

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

  • Comment on the Google doc so that your ideas can be reflected into the evolving published article.  
  • Share the article so that a diverse range of views can be invited to contribute. 
  • We can share or publish artistic or analytical pieces in response to the this situation.

Time to Mend

We’re inviting everyone to take this crisis and lockdown phase as a #TimetoMend and to share creative acts of mending and healing (which could be things, but also homes, gardens, communities and health).

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

  • Read and share this blogpost 
  • Share what you’re doing, or planning to do, to heal, mend, upcycle, restore, appreciate what you have, using the hashtag #TimetoMend on Instagram or Twitter
  • Create ‘stories’ with what you find on that hashtag e.g. your own blogposts or collages.

Extreme weather experiences

We’re slowly embarking on a new project, inviting people to share their experiences of extreme weather. We have two guest blogposts about the recent UK flooding, and have begun a Pinterest collection

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

  • You can write a guest blogpost on your experiences (which might also be reflections on past people’s experiences, or in the future) 
  • You can share with us any artwork, articles or photos of any experiences of living with extreme weather. Please tell us where you live, or where the experience was.
  • We would use what you send us by pinning to Pinterest or in a blogpost, so do tell us how you would like to be credited and ensure any material you pass to us from others is by agreement. 
  • Email contributions to climatemuseumuk@gmail.com 

Acts of Tree Kindness

We’re developing an online resource and daily campaign for people to commit #ActsofTreeKindness, to start during the Urban Tree Festival in May. 

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

  • Tell us about your ideas for how to raise awareness of the needs of trees, how people can care for trees during and beyond the pandemic. 
  • Tell us your recommendations of films about trees (as we’re curating a selection)
  • Watch out for when the resource is published, then carry out actions and share what you do. 

Everyday Ecocide

In this social collecting project, we highlight and discuss how our everyday thinking and communications are blind to the environment. Our culture does not have an ecological way of knowing. By neglecting to consider the whole Earth system and value what is other-than-human, we not only fail to notice its damage and depletion, we contribute to it. This Facebook group aims to highlight incidents in media, culture, institutions or everyday society, of erasing or misrepresenting of ecosystems, biodiversity, non-human persons, the impacts of climate change, or ecological solutions.

There’s also a Twitter account and hashtag @EverydayEcocide and #EverydayEcocide

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

  • Join the Facebook group and follow the Twitter account, and share them. 
  • Find your own examples and post them/tag them
  • Before doing this please scroll down to see a wide range of examples, to see what is meant by Everyday Ecocide. 
  • If you want to write/publish about this, there is also a Medium platform that needs some love and some content 

Climate Emotions and Coping Strategies

We have a survey asking people to share what they think, feel and do about climate. It is lacking in the 16-21 age group in terms of responses so far, so we commissioned a short film of young people talking about their feelings and we want to promote this in order to encourage more to do the survey. 

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

  • Read and share the blogpost (where you will find the survey link) 
  • Fill out the survey 
  • Share the YouTube video to any young people/youth networks you know. 

Climate Music

You can suggest songs and musical pieces or projects that we can add to our collection of climate & environmental music. This includes a number of Spotify playlists, including Climate songs in English and not in English, Earth songs, and a number of playlists about different kinds of extreme weather.

 

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