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The Metaphors

  • Veem House for Performance 410 Van Diemenstraat Amsterdam, NH, 1013 CR Netherlands (map)

In December 2014 the artist Jozef Wouters visited the UN climate summit in Lima. During these two weeks he collected 80 metaphors used to imagine and discuss climate change. These were translated into a booklet of images and distributed at the end of the conference as a “draft for further negotiation.”

In a correspondence with Wouters, essayist Jeroen Peeters commented on reports of the climate debate in Belgian newspapers. The question remains poignant: how do we – artists, intellectuals, citizens – imagine a problem that is not imaginable?

The thoughts, images and questions that Peeters and Wouters put forward in their performance, are taken into the second part of the afternoon when the audience is invited to join table-talks and exchange thoughts in smaller groups. We are especcially excited about the presence of wethouder Abdeluheb Choho, who carries the portfolio for sustainability in Amsterdam, and will be giving an impulse for this exchange.

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