Over the past few weeks Nick from Studio Bark has been running workshops alongside the fantastic Take Stock Exchange for three Barnet schools to raise awareness around the climate emergency. As a result of these workshops an exhibition was created to present an emotive and artistic response to the issue. The pupils explored their personal responses to the climate crisis we face through a series of structured workshops, culminating in an exhibition in the North London Arts Depot’s Apthorp Gallery.
The workshops involved the construction of a 3D structure that would convey their own messages around the theme of Climate Emergency. Facilitated workshops guided the students through four stages, ‘Brief’, ‘Design’, ‘Build’ and ‘Evaluate’. Each school’s design built on the design of the previous school, so that the final piece is the result of their collective efforts.
The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there are only 11 years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C. Beyond this time, climate change could accelerate outside humanity’s ability to control it, bearing the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. Many of the children will live to see the most catastrophic effects of climate change in their lifetime.
The exhibition is now open to public with free entry and it is on until 3rd January 2020.
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