#3 IPCC Reports Ideation session

The ideation workshop concludes the sequence about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

It is a more dynamic and participative workshop, requiring the involvement of the participants to put into practice what they learned from the two other sessions.
Based on concrete exercises, this final step is designed to make participants get into a collaborative process to
co-create an example of an artistic intervention or guideline aligned with the data of the IPCC.

Regarding the IPCC more specifically, the ideation workshop aims is to :
  • Foster creative thinking and collaboration
  • Encourage participants to apply their insights and learnings from the previous discussions.
  • Develop practical ideas for artistic interventions that can address specific IPPC or societal challenges.
  • Inspire participants to think innovatively about how their artistic skills can make a positive impact on the world.

This part of the workshop the participants were invited to develop an artistic concept on the basis of a scenario: “You are a cultural entrepreneur trying to find a location for your art performances. The city proposes to you one former industrial side. You can buy it for only 1 € but the condition is: You need to reconcile the building’s past with its new function as a cultural location. For your application the city demands a proposal for an opening ceremony which on one hand presents your artistic visions, but on the other hand reminds the spectator of the industrial history and its impact on the CO2 emissions.”

The use of “Scenario Thinking” allowed the participants to connect artistic creation to climate mitigation, as the IPPC is not directly in relation with cultural project. The use of real life examples also led to a more comprehensive approach of the dynamics at stake. 

This work put the connection between artists and the climate mitigation to a more productive state, and the participants started to form ideas of a potential artwork and its substantial elements to create and raise questions around the definition of sustainability, development and impact.