Pop up installation in support of Extinction Rebellion protest
15th - 29th April
Being busy with the daily Brexit soap sham, there has been no debate on climate change at the House of Commons in the past two years until February, when a handful of MPs debated the latest IPCC warning report in the almost empty parliament. The direct action of international movement Extinction Rebellion has forced the British Government back into discussion. After 11 days of non violent protest it reached it's first demand: following Scotland and Wales, on the 1st May the UK became the first country to declare an environment and climate change emergency, and talks about setting up a Citizen's Assembly has begun. Words aren't proof for action, but we think it is necessary to make such a declaration in order to shape individual and collective commitment.
As well as protesting across London we also set up a pop up installation at HOXTON 253 to raise awareness during our events while the protest lasted. Protest posters from XR as well as HOXTON 353 director's poster designs and documentary photographs of the movement across London were on display. We will continue to support the movement, if you would like to collaborate in organising an event, talk, workshop, or an exhibition please get in touch!
If you would like to connect or read about Extinction Rebellion, you can find the movement through: www.rebellion.earth
Read the reports from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at www.ipcc.ch (IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change)
Photographs by Mirko Boffelli