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We are extending the deadline for performing, visual, and literary artists to submit applications for our exhibition on climate change - "Our Common Future" - to May 20. Neighbourhood House Week reminds us that it is through teaching and learning from one another, and supporting one another, that we can be the change we want to see in our communities and the world.  Email communityprograms@alexhouse.net for more information or to apply.

Alex House is thrilled to announce a juried visual, performing and literary arts exhbition - Our Common Future: Finding Hope in the Midst of Crisis. The exhibition will run concurrently with our annual Alexandra Festival on May 25, 2019 before moving to a month-long installation of the visual pieces at the White Rock Community Centre.

The theme is inspired by the title of the report of the World Commission on environment and Development, published in 1987. Often called the Brundtland Report, after its chair, Gro Harlem Brundtland, it brought the issue of human-induced climate change to public consciousness and reinforced the novel idea that development and sustainability are a single issue.

Thirty years on, humanity is struggling to address multiple ecological catastrophes, of which climate change is arguably the most pivotal. Our Common Future explores, through art and creativity, responses to these various threats to life on Earth, seeking to inspire those who experience it to hope and with hope, to local advocacy and activism to build a more aware and sustainable community – both individually, and collectively.

 

Date(s): 
May 25, 2019 11:00 am

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