Our planet Earth is a unique, living organism—and all its inhabitants are essential. For more than 4.5 billion years, it has been providing the common habitat for countless species which live in mutual dependence from each other and form the biosphere. It is time to redefine our relationship to this planet and its biological and cultural diversity and to care for, love, and protect it for future generations.
The multidisciplinary exhibition CLIMATE CARE: Reimagining Shared Planetary Futures is the MAK’s main contribution to the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021, which is calling for a change of our mindset with its motto PLANET LOVE: Climate Care in the Digital Age. The exhibition presents a multifaceted spectrum of contributions from art, design, architecture, urbanism, science, technology, activism, and diverse social and cultural initiatives that illustrate pioneering concepts and hopeful empowerment for a great change of civilization. From emotional approaches to concrete solutions, the exhibition reflects on the countless potentials to reimagine the future of our planet Earth in a versatile parcours.
Thomas Wrede, Rhonegletscher-
The first chapters of the exhibition are dedicated to this essential change in perspective. They present concepts and projects that convey the urgency to stand up for a planet that is itself an organism and requires our care. Such care has the potential to create a prosperous environment with the ability to recover and regenerate itself.
The curatorial team assumes that climate care is an ideal starting point for the prospective development of a common “more-
Our society needs a holistic vision that focuses on a multitude of micro-
Throughout the exhibition, prototypical design projects, art works, architectural models, urban strategies, and innovative, technology-
Together, we can take a stand for shared and alternative futures of our planet Earth. We have no time to lose. Let’s start today and engage in CLIMATE CARE!
Anab Jain, designer and co-
Hubert Klumpner, architect, urbanthinktank_next
Marlies Wirth, curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection
Exhibition May 28 -
© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2021. All Rights Reserved