With the understanding that the Climate Crisis is deeply entwined with other ongoing injustices and struggles, Space Saloon and Creative Migration will host a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space in the Field Workshop to verbally confront the topic of Solastasia, the paralyzing melancholia induced from environmental distress.
From August 26-29, the collective will prototype the Climate Crisis Hotline.
Similar to a confession booth or wishing well, this multi-faceted platform seeks to validate individuals’ concerns and offer an opportunity to participate in a community dialogue. Through a variety of outreach and engagement methods, Space Saloon and Creative Migration invite members of the public to connect, unwind, and respond. Information gathered will be part of the ongoing research on climate despair and eco therapy to generate a living, immersive archive of voices and an experimental tableau of collective aural expression.
Pre-registration is required for participation on-site at ICA LA.
Google Meet for virtual participation here
Session 1: Lacking Language: Eco-Anxiety, Climate Despair and Solastalgia are terms created in the last few years to give definition to our increasing feelings on environmental changes. This collective workshop will focus on defining the language for verbal validation.
Space Saloon and Creative Migration are both non-profit art organizations that engage in practices to raise awareness on environmental issues through participatory workshops, artist residencies, urban interventions and social practice art.
Space Saloon is a design laboratory on the move. They are a collective of architects, artists, and researchers who work with the public in exploring new frontiers for design and education. Their pedagogical projects build communities, promote tolerance, and foster engagement through the production of transdisciplinary forms of knowledge.
Creative Migration is a women-led, international arts organization based Los Angeles and Bangkok. Founded in 2005, their mission is to advance cultural diplomacy through art, public engagement and sustainability. Their programming builds relationships and develops collaborations through three primary strands: Artist Residencies & Creative Hubs, Site-specific Installations and Transmedia Projects.
If you have RSVP’d to attend in-person, here is info for your visit:
ICA LA is following city, state, and federal health guidelines. Your safety and that of fellow visitors and staff are of utmost importance.
You will be checked in starting 15 minutes prior to the workshop. Wear your own mask and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. You will not be allowed to participate without wearing a mask. The museum will provide the following: a face shield, gloves, and hand sanitizer. High-touch surfaces will be cleaned before and after each workshop.
Please do not plan to come to the museum if you have a fever, cough, or respiratory illness. Anyone exhibiting signs of illness will not be permitted entry.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.