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

SEP 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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