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WEATHER GLASS OR CRYSTAL BALL?

An interdisciplinary research project  by Goethe-Institut taking place between Glasgow, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm from autumn 2020 through to December 2021.

About the project:

‘WEATHER GLASS OR CRYSTAL BALL?’ is an interdisciplinary research project organised by the Goethe-Institut in Glasgow, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Through hackathons, artistic research and a concluding symposium, we’ll be exploring the questions of how we experience and communicate about weather and climate change.

The crystal ball and the weather glass, or barometer, were both invented because of human curiosity and because of our urgent need to understand and predict the conditions of the world around us. Both objects are associated with the expectation of being able to make predictions, and both tell a story about the connection of art and science.

Scientists and artists capturing the weather – this forms one element of the project. Pictures from previous centuries can be used to derive information about the weather conditions at the time of their creation, and traces of human influence on the earth’s ecosystem are also visible in the pictures. However, this project is just as much about contemporary debates about the weather. The point is to re-understand and to re-enforce that there is no life without weather and no living without climate.

More info and session dates here.

Details

Start:
November 12, 2020
End:
April 19
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/en/kul/zut/woc/wgc.html

Venue

Goethe-Institut London
50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Rd
ONLINE, SW7 2PH
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Organizer

Goethe Institute
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