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.
Artist collaborators: Space Saloon and Creative Migration
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 invites 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.
Tune in as the Climate Crisis Hotline launches live in collaboration with KCHUNG Radio. The public will be invited to call in to a performative phone line and share their Eco-Emotions.
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.