The Climate Council is a focus group for the future. Whereas most public opinion polls provide choices and talking points that confirm what we already suspect, the Climate Council is intended to ask questions and generate debates about unexpected and undesirable futures.
There is a psychological mismatch between the sober, rational questions that are asked in opinion polls, and the radical and discontinuous futures that are popularly associated with runaway climate change and environmental devastation.
The Climate Council presents provocative and uncomfortable questions in order to recast the debates around climate change. It also invites participants to contribute questions they want answered, allowing the discussion to evolve and change throughout the duration of the exhibition and reflect the concerns of the public.
CoClimate is an artist-led think tank that aims to explore and understand climate change from many perspectives. CoClimate looks at the history of human attitudes towards weather and climate, and considers future scenarios. From the scientific to the social, what can we expect in the coming decades?