Submitted by Hermann Josef Hack:
World Climate Refugee Camp Leipzig
Saturday, May 16, 2009 – Markt Leipzig, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
On Saturday, 16 May, the German artist Hermann Josef Hack, founder of the Global Brainstorming Project, will set up a climate refugee camp with more than 500 miniature tents in front of the town hall of Leipzig. This intervention, presented with the support of the GRASSI Museum fuer Voelkerkunde zu Leipzig, wants to attract public attention to the plight of millions of people already suffering from climate change impacts. Since 1991, Hack has worked on the social effects of global change, which he considers to be the most challenging tasks for our time.
His last camp was set up in front of the Brandenburg Gate and on Alexanderplatz Berlin as part of the transmediale09 exhibition. The next camp will be placed in front of the Japanisches Palais Dresden on May 28 and in the court of the Residenzschloss Dresden on May 29, presented by the Dresden State Art Collections.
You are welcome to participate.