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Monday, May 30 • 14:30 - 16:00
Climate crisis & cultural districts – the European context

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The impact and urgency of the climate crisis is incontestable. Even those in geographies historically less challenged like Europe and the UK are beginning to face unprecedented weather patterns and loss of biodiversity. The social repercussions of the climate crisis are also increasingly presenting us with the need to reassess moral imperatives on our daily lives and engrained processes.

Cultural districts, with their strong community connections and focus on stories of place and people, have a potentially significant role to play in climate justice and in the shift towards more environmentally responsible futures. Using Exhibition Road in London and MuseumsQuartierWien in Vienna as case studies, this session will explore what those responsibilities and accommodations are, and how they should be met.

Moderators
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Christos Carras

Executive Director, Onassis Cultural Centre
Christos Carras was born in London (UK) in 1962. He read philosophy at Cambridge University and then at the Sorbonne where he earned his PhD. From 2000 onwards, he has been working in the cultural sector, initially as the Project Manager of the EU funded MediMuses network. In 2006... Read More →

Speakers
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Bettina Leidl

Director, MuseumsQuartier Errichtungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
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Anne-Marie Melster

Co-Founder & Executive Director, ARTPORT_making waves
Anne-Marie Melster is an art curator, writer and advisor focusing on social and environmental issues. As the co-founder and executive director of ARTPORT_making waves she creates interdisciplinary projects which search for environmental and social solutions. She is the pioneering... Read More →
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Paul Toyne

Sustainability Leader, Grimshaw
Dr Paul Toyne has a diverse background, having worked all over the world as an environmental campaigner, conservationist and sustainable built environment specialist. Within the fields of property and construction, he has held Group Sustainability and Environment Director roles at... Read More →


Monday May 30, 2022 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
LAC: Sala 1