September 24, 2021: Inauguration of the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC).
The CICC is a collaboration between Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal, which takes the form of a more-
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October 28–31, 2021: Comrades past, present and future vs. Unilever, ING, Airbus and the Dutch State
The CICC will host hearings in which evidence will be presented by prosecutors and witnesses relating to intergenerational climate crimes committed by corporations and states acting in concert. This is followed by the presentation of evidence of alternative forms of collective action in defense of intergenerational climate justice. Co-
The CICC aims to present evidence of climate crimes both past and present, assessing their impact in the here and now and their impact on planetary life of the future. As such, the tribunal rejects linear, atomised and individualised narratives underlying the present-
Apart from human actors, the court forms an ecology occupied by extinct animals, plants and ammonite fossils, each termed “comrade.” These non-
The court proceedings will be directed by five judges: Radha D’Souza, Sharon H. Venne, Nicholas Hildyard, Rasigan Maharajh and Ramó Vera-
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts)
Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam
Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds voor Creatieve Industrie)
Outset Fund, Amsterdam
Project September 24, 2021–January 16, 2022. Framer Framed, Oranje-
Courtesy of Jonas Staal and Paul Kuipers.