Climate Existence 2016

We live in a world shadowed by the ongoing climate change crisis. This crisis is often conveyed using numbers and figures – rather than stories of human experiences. The changes proposed are often focused on economic or technological solutions – rather than moral or psychological aspects. Very little is said about the need to question our lifestyles, worldviews and relationships with the more-than-human world, in our response to climate change.
This is the third time The Sigtuna Foundation and CEMUS come together to host the Climate Existence conference. With this undertaking, we wish to create a transdisciplinary conversation that challenges how we talk and think about our role as humans in an era of climate change and ecological unravelling. The conference will also be an exploration of the interface between the worlds of academia and art, inviting a wide range of contributions that open up new ways of relating to the predicament we find ourselves in.


Antje Jackelén, Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala in Sweden and Primate of the Church of Sweden; David Buckland, Artist, Film-maker, Creator and Director of Cape Farewell; Eva Bakkeslett, Artist, Filmmaker and Activist; Andri Snær Magnason, Writer; Brian Palmer, Uppsala University; Dougald Hine, Dark Mountain Project; Vincent J. F. Huang, Artist, Art Curator and Scholar; Ingrid Moum Rieser, CEMUS/CSD, Uppsala University; Doreen Stabinsky, College of the Atlantic and Uppsala University; Andrea Nightingale, Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU).

I samverkan med CEMUS – Center for Environment and Development Studies, Uppsala University

For more information, including call for contributions, please visit


6 april, 2016, 09:00
8 april, 2016, 14:00
Sigtunastiftelsen Manfred Björkquists allé 4, Sigtuna, 193 31 Sverige
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