LES MURS D’AUDUBON IN EUROPE
The European cooperation network Art Climate Transition, of which COAL is a part, has launched a campaign that deploys Audubon Walls across Europe: “Your birds, Our birds”. By spreading Audubon Walls across Europe, the network is raising awareness about the disappearance of many European bird species due to the sixth mass extinction.
In September 2021, Art Climate Transition, COAL and Planète Émergences inaugurated a mural in Marseille on the occasion of the 2021 IUCN World Conservation Congress. This mural inaugurated the Audubon Walls movement in France.
To build on this achievement, ACT has launched a campaign to spread Audubon Walls across Europe: “Your birds, Our birds. By spreading Audubon Walls across Europe, the network is raising awareness about the loss of many European bird species due to the sixth mass extinction.
AN INVITATION TO ACT
One year ago, COAL inaugurated the Marseille mural to raise awareness on the loss of local birds’ biodiversity, by the Greek artist Fikos, at the time of the IUCN World Conservation Congress. One year later, this initiative is reverberating across Europe, with all ACT partners implementing the dissemination project Your Birds, Our Birds, aiming at raising awareness of the disappearance of many European bird species due to the sixth mass extinction. Led by ACT members, the “Your Birds, Our Birds” campaign invites and enables a local community to create a mural, either through a call for projects or through an art commission.
ACT: A EUROPEAN COOPERATION NETWORK
ACT is a European cooperation project on ecology, climate change and social transition. In an era of climate disruption, mass extinctions and increasing inequality, ACT unites forces around a project full of hope. By combining global perspectives with local opportunities, ACT invites us to act (ACT).
At the source of this project with a European scope, there are 10 cultural structures from 10 European countries working in the fields of performance and visual arts. ACT is a project supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program until 2024.
More information on the ACT (Art Climate Transition) project available at: www.artclimatetransition.eu