“Circus for Climate” creative laboratory #5
“Circus for climate” final lab #5 was pure magic! Collaboration among humans is always a bit of chemistry and each and every bunch is unique, but the participants of this lab will remain in our memories as one of the most energising and most knowledgable. Also the venue – an old manor – that just recently became an artists residence was a place of wonders and charms where we felt like at home.
And with this our creative laboratories with our young participants have come to an end. During the laboratories we discussed the challenges and solutions of the climate change, but also worked together and gathered the reflections of the young people. How do they see the climate change? What and how can we fix this? What solutions do we need?
The project is created by Rīgas cirks in collaboration with “Acting for Climate”. It’s main goal is to explore the collective empowerment that a multidisciplinary approach to education, art and activism can provide. The aim is to create a space for youngsters, artists and environmental specialists to meet and to work together across different regions of Latvia around the topic of art activism for environmental sustainability.
The topics discussed in the laboratories, and the collaboration of artists and young people will result in a contemporary circus performance that will take place at the end of May.
Another product of co-creation to see the light soon will be the comic strip book, produced by artists Ingrīda Picukāne and Vivianna Maria Stanislavska the with incredible and daring creative input from the young people during the Lab #1.
The “Circus for climate” has been created with the support of the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants Financial Mechanism funding period 2014. – 2021. program “Local Development, Poverty Reduction, and Cultural Cooperation” open call “Support for the Creation of Professional Art and Cultural Products for Children and Youth”.