Climate, Culture and Community at Autograph, London

Wilfred Ukpong, Strongly, We Believe In the Power of this Motile Thing That Will Take Us There #2, 2017. From the series Blazing Century 1: Niger-Delta/Future-Cosmos. Courtesy of the artist and Blazing Century Studios.

Autograph’s current exhibition Wilfred Ukpong: Niger-Delta / Future-Cosmos is a visual meditation on the environmental crisis in the Niger Delta, demonstrating how artmaking can be used as a tool for social empowerment and to confront continued, aggressive colonial practices.

Drawing on the notion that the climate crisis is not equally distributed between all communities, join us at the gallery as we unravel the links between environmental disaster and our daily lives, cultural heritage and diasporic histories.

This event is in collaboration with Women’s Environmental Network and connects art and local communities to ask the question: how do we build a different world together, focusing on the connection between people rather than individual accumulation?

There will be a screening of short films that will touch on climate work taking place in East London, followed by an in-conversation with guest speakers and community experts from the Women’s Environmental Network’s Just FACT and Climate Sisters programmes.

To find out more please go to the direct link.