Our team is continuing to grow - we are so grateful for all the interest we manage to inspire in creatives and climate experts from various backgrounds and look forward to all the great things we will achieve together 🦸 When we meet for our biweekly team meeting next Thursday, we will have many new faces to look at 🥰
If you are interested in joining Designers For Climate or supporting any of our projects, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org reach out to the project managers🙌
Btw - who's joining the Global Climate March next Friday, 19 March? Designers For Climate will be marching in Berlin, let us know if you want to join us 🙅♀️ Also check out our Instagram this week for some slogan ideas.
We hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend! Enjoy your Sunday and read up on how comedy can help make the Climate Crisis relevant to people's lives and whether technology will save us or be our doom 🤯
Stay safe and please don't forget to wear a mask (and throw it away once you're done with it) 😷💚
UPDATE ON PROJECTS
Act For Climate
The team is continuing its work on the project proposal for the No Waste Challenge on circular economy and has started fleshing out some ideas all centred around the idea "Nature is circular, so why aren't we?". We've also found another great proposal to go for: the Minor Foundation is looking for fresh climate communications projects! This call has Act For Climate written all over it 😁
Also, check out this short gif we created with some snapshots on the art style and team 🥰
If you'd like to contribute to this project, please reach out to Liz!
Team Members: Pieter Vanrdomme, Line de Carné , Dilara Arslan, Angela Wyss, Wes Corman and Sarah Schwesig
Team Meeting: Every Monday
The Climate Dictionary project team took a break this week to support the Act For Climate team in preparing their project proposals.
Next week, the team will look at the mood board it created in its last meeting and start drawing up some style guidelines to fits its goal of reframing the conversation around the Climate Crisis in a playful way while depicting its real urgency because the words we use shape our view of the world 🌏👀 It will draw from the language of climate and civil rights groups on the ground.
If you'd like to contribute to this project, please reach out to Dilara!
Team Members: Claire Chéry, Line de Carné, Pieter Vandromme
Team Meeting: Every Monday evening
The Data Sketchers have found a new illustrator to help with implementing the many ideas the team has! We are really curious to see what new beautiful and informative illustrations the team comes up with and how they can take their project to the next level 💯
If you'd like to contribute to this project, please reach out to Line!
Fighting wealth inequality, or in more concrete terms, a fair redistribution of existing wealth, could lead to significant emissions reductions as money would be spent less on yachts and more on stuff that people actually need to survive and be happy. Also, financial support on the ground and at community level as “bigger is not better”. And finally, how empowering fishers could help solve the problem of overfishing, being more likely to be "successful than systems that are imposed on fishers without any consideration of how people will behave in response to a regulation"
"Archeologists have discovered evidence that much of the Amazon rainforest is anthropogenic – fruit trees and medicinal plants cultivated by the indigenous communities who have lived there for millennia. Such nondisruptive technology might also be called wisdom."
“Anger and humor are like the left and right arm. They complement each other. Anger empowers the poor to declare their uncompromising opposition to oppression, and humor prevents them from being consumed by their fury.”