DISCUSSION / Alarmism / Activism / Skepticism. Nature and climate protection at the center of culture wars
Art Café, 19.11., 3pm – 4.30pm
The climate crisis is subject to one of the strongest and longest-running disinformation campaigns in history. This is also why humanity’s reaction is too lukewarm and too delayed. People often lose track or lack the motivation to delve deeper into the problem. The inaction of the political and social elites strengthens them in the hope that it is not so bad yet. It turns out that only the activation of a critical mass of society can exert sufficient pressure for change. But are our tools enough? Should activism be more radical and striking, or should it rather seek sympathy and easier popularity? And how to fight misinformation and hoaxes that occupy the communication space necessary for mobilizing people and quick action?
Marta Fandlová(*1996) completed her master’s degree in journalism at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She is one of the initiators of the Climate Needs You petition, and is currently an ambassador for the European Climate Pact. She deals with the topic of the climate crisis, which she actively communicates as a journalist, and among other things, she also has her own podcast on green topics Eko-inak. She lives in Bratislava.
Vojtěch Pecka operates between graphics and social sciences. He graduated with a master’s degree in theoretical sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University and continued his doctoral studies (currently suspended) at the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno. In his dissertation, he focuses on the relationship between the mining industry and climate change. He is currently publishing a five-part series for the A2larm server about the organized climate denial disinformation movement, which should also be published in book form at the end of the year. As a graphic designer, he has been working with the Czech graphic studios Loom on the Moon and Anymade Studio for a long time. He collaborated on the creation of a series of short animated films and spots for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), MVRDV, Leica Geosystems or, for example, the Moog festival. He co-created museum installations for the Prague National Museum, the Museum of the Capital City of Prague, the Museum of the New Generation Žďár nad Sázavou, the installation of the Memorial of the Nation on Prague’s Letna and a number of others.