PHONE CALL TO THE WORLD was one of 17 global projects commissioned by the British Council exploring climate change and environmental crises through art, science and digital technology.
Groups of young people from three continents engaged with climate change issues that impact them at a local level, coming together to consider the wider global climate challenge. Using the simple holding framework of Phone Call to the World, young people from Scotland, South Africa, Palestine, England and India engaged in participatory, community action and created multimedia artworks that inform, question, confront and make demands of its multiple audiences, to make a difference to one of the most pressing issues of our time.
In collaboration with the Indra Congress network, the project offered the young artists creative opportunity and global connection for scientific learning, shared understanding and artistic exploration. Their creative works were shared via digital platforms and in live locations, seeking to inspire action and evoke change across the world.
You can find all the works on the project’s Interactive Media Map. Alternatively, learn more about the map and how it was created here.
Some key dates from throughout the project:
22 APR 2021
2-23 JUN 2021
31 JUL 2021
20-26 SEP 2021
22 SEP 2021
28 SEP 2021
28-30 SEP 2021
4-22 OCT 2021
11-16 OCT 2021
2-13 NOV 2021
4-13 NOV 2021
20 NOV 2021
22 NOV 2021
Earth Day and Project Launch
VOICEMAIL engages youth theatres across Scotland
Stretford Market Workshops with Gorse Hill Studios
Call to the World production tour across South Africa
#MyCallToTheWorld campaign live across Scotland
Heritage Day, South Africa
They Stand Their Ground exhibition opening, Durban
COP26 Youth Summit, Milan
ARROWSA and SRI collaborative workshops, learning, performance and artmaking in Durban
Week-long audio project with Borders Youth Theatre
Phone Call to the World Interactive Exhibition, CCA
COP26 Performance Commissions, CCA
Lantern Parade with Gorse Hill Studios
#MyCallToTheWorld Virtual Gallery Launch
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