Africa and Amazonas are burning; temperatures reached over 41 degrees in Europe during summer and polar bears have turned into scavengers that feed off garbage, yet some world leaders decide to turn their backs on climate change because sustainability does not suit their economic interests. The conundrum we are facing is that we are at a no return point if immediate measures are not taken. Climate change is happening at an alarming speed-and it affects all of us directly-but only few have an active role on the matter. In Colombia, for example, indigenous mingas are constantly fighting against the government and companies that seek to exploit their sacred territories and-in that way- they are the guardians of wildlife and nature here, but in the cities the story is completely different; environmental activism is not strong in most South American countries, even though Brazil and Colombia combined have over 35% of the world´s biodiversity, which means that one of ten species of the fauna and flora of the world live here.
For that reason, we want to do a group action in Bogota that focuses on the perception individuals have over the ecological and climate crisis. The idea is to get people from various ages and ethnicities to share their stand on climate change through their physicality and written words. The photographs will be installed and pasted on a public park called “Parque de los Hippies” on the 27th of September, coinciding with the global climate strike week. During the event other art expressions will be held on the site, such as music and performance art. By doing so we hope that this participatory project helps raising awareness on the necessity of taking real individual and collective actions that can spark the transition we all must undertake, to be able to protect life for all beings on this planet.