This Insight article for The Conversation – co-authored with Rodney Harrison – reflects on the Reimagining Museums for Climate Action design and ideas competition. The essay asks what it would mean for museums to become exemplars of climate action. As we conclude,
The ideas generated in response to our competition show how vibrant, collective and transformative museums could be. The climate crisis brings with it a sense of inevitable change, of things unravelling, but how society responds to this change is far from certain. An expanded notion of climate action is required, one that focuses on environmental justice, racial, social and economic inequalities and – perhaps most radically – new forms of living with the Earth.
Syndicated to The Independent and The Ecologist.