We need versatile stories and local participation from all corners of the globe in order to respond to the climate emergency. Today, the same dominant voices are controlling the narrative.
On Thursday 11 May 2023 at 14:00 - 16:00 CEST, the third training session of the IETM Green School, explored stories from several local contexts and highlight what these realities can bring to this urgent issue; complementing the vital technical changes covered in the first two sessions with the ethical, philosophical and creative challenge of the Climate Crisis.
It was an interactive session in three parts, with an introduction to Climate Justice where guest speakers tacked this issue in their own contexts. Featuring Henrietta Baird, a Kuku Yalanji First Nations woman from a remote part of Northern Australia and Tijana Mićanović from Green Art Incubator, Serbia.
The second part explored how these ideas of global justice show up in your local context.
The third part analysed the role of the performing arts in these systems and how we start to transition to a fairer future.
Wherever you are and at whatever stage you are on this transition journey, your story is important. The strength of the IETM network and the principle behind the Green school and Local Journeys for Change, from which it originated, is drawing on many local contexts in order to learn from each other. We aim to reset International relations and exchange in the shadow of deepening crisis.
IETM Green School activities were reserved for IETM members only.
Facilitator: Pippa Bailey
Pippa Bailey is an independent producer and director based on Wangal Land, otherwise known as Sydney, Australia. She is passionate about connecting artistic practice to strong principles and cultural policy, intent on creating a fairer future where the arts, human rights, social justice and environmental sustainability lead.Pippa started her career as an actor and reporter and producer with SBSTV, Melbourne. She had leading roles in various UK Arts organisations including The Museum Of on London’s South Bank, oh!art at Oxford House in Bethnal Green, The World Famous - company of pyrotechnicians and the Total Theatre Awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Pippa’s long form BiDiNG TiME project is an international participatory theatre experiment responding to ongoing economic and environmental crises.
Since 2013, Pippa has worked as Senior Producer with Performing Lines, Sydney Festival and in the First Nations team at Carriageworks, a major multi arts centre.
As Director/Producer for ChangeFest, the national celebration of place-based social change, she worked in collaboration with communities to create events that imagine systems change and rehearse greater social justice. Pippa works as regional and International hubs coordinator with Culture Declares Emergency UK and co-convenes the Cultural Gardeners – Australian Cultural Alliance for Climate Action. Pippa is on the board of Theatre Network NSW and IETM Board 2022-2025.
Choreographer and performer Henrietta Baird is a Kuku Yalanji woman from Far North Queensland, graduated from NAISDA in 2005.
Henrietta is exploring the opportunities to use dance and installation as a choreographic tool to create a socially engaged project on the subject of climate change. Henrietta performed in many productions across Australia, including Vicki Van Hout’s “Stolen”, which toured NSW. Her script “The Weekend” was one of 6 finalists selected for the Yellamundie Festival. Henrietta performed in “Divercity” which toured Dance Massive (2017), Yirrimboi Festival (2017), Spirit Festival (2018) and showcased at APAM (2018). She recieved the inaugural First Nations fellowship at Carriageworks and her new participatory dance work and installation in development, Plant a Promise is a response to the 2019/2020 bushfires in Australia, encouraging audiences to look after Country.
Tijana graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade in the Department for Theatre, Radio, and Culture Management and Production. She possesses diverse practical experience in the fields of theater production, festival management, communication, and public relations. She joined the Green Art Incubator initiative a year and a half ago as a coordinator responsible for co-shaping and implementing various interdisciplinary projects. She is eager to explore the possibilities of sustainable cultural management through research and practical work, the role of arts and culture in addressing the complex issues related to the climate crisis, and pursuing socially engaged projects.
The Green School is a new IETM-led membership-wide initiative to empower our members to take concrete steps towards bringing environmentally sustainable changes to their local professional contexts. Throughout March to November 2023, the programme will develop in several steps and offer different approaches to capacity building, including an open call for training towards the end.
Read all about and register for the other online training sessions of the Green School:
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