IS THIS OUR LAST CHANCE?
PROGRAM IN ANKARA

DECEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 20, 2015

Still from How to Change the World (2015) <i>How to Change the World</i> [Dünya Nasıl Değiştirilir] (2015) filminden bir kare ©Met Film Production
Still from How to Change the World (2015) ©Met Film Production

Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum
Kale Mahallesi, Gözcü Sokak No: 10
Altındağ, Ankara

With an emphasis on climate change, SALT’s program Is this our last chance? continues with four documentary film screenings on December 19 & 20 at Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum, Ankara.



What is the responsibility of museums and cultural institutions in the face of catastrophic climate change? As conservers of heritage and producers of knowledge for coming generations these organizations have no choice but to participate in a discussion on the future of the planet. And, given their authoritative potential to influence social change and to encourage practices of inspirational thinking, they can act as one of the core public harbingers of what can and should be done.

For SALT, COP21, 2015 Paris Climate Conference acted as a catalyst to launch a research program on ecological policies within museum and artistic practice that will permeate to the very heart of the institution. While it is not simply enough to present work on this topic, a significant contribution can be initiated by making current research on climate change visible and comprehensible. By extension, the institution can act as a platform for debate, to help produce new knowledge, which in turn can inform ways to reshape institutional policy and patterns of individual behavior.

Launched in November at SALT Beyoğlu, the program Is this our last chance? continues with film screenings in Ankara. Exploring a range of actions and enquiries on environmental issues in relation to climate change, four documentaries will be screened in collaboration with and hosted by Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum on December 19 & 20.

Is this our last chance? is an ArtCOP21 event, a global festival of cultural activity on climate change.


In September 2015, SALT announced that it will not accept support from oil, coal, or gas corporate entities.

ArtCOP21 Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum

PROGRAM



December 19, 14.00
Screening: Jeff Orlowski, Chasing Ice, 2012
Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum, Multi Purpose Hall

19 Aralık, 15.30
Talk: Önder Algedik “Route of Climate”
Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum, Multi Purpose Hall

December 19, 16.30
Screening: Jerry Rothwell, How to Change the World, 2015
Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum, Multi Purpose Hall

December 20, 14.00
Screening: Orlando von Einsiedel, Virunga, 2014
Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum, Multi Purpose Hall

December 20, 16.30
Screening: Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, The Salt of the Earth, 2014
Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum, Multi Purpose Hall
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