Common Notions

Common Notions
Artistic Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Category: Brooklyn Arts FundLocal Arts Support
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Gowanus

Community Climate Resilience: Just Climate Futures Now excavates lessons learned from recent climate justice organizing by our neighbors across Brooklyn. We’ll learn from climate justice organizers and cultural workers about what they’ve taken away from the battles waged, the ways they employed culture to deepen and advance their activism, and—via various art forms, including film, oral history, zine-making, and performance art—engage in a collective reckoning with climate injustice as it unfolds unevenly, intensifying vulnerability and exacerbating inequality. We are at a critical moment in the fight for our planet, and through studying recent and ongoing campaigns and movements, we hope to learn together how to fight collectively and courageously for an imperiled planet with interdependence, mutualism, and collective liberation as our arc. This programming series seeks to put organizers and cultural workers from intersecting frontlines in conversation with each other, so we can all learn from each other, and so our histories, struggles, and collective resilience and resistance can nurture one another.