Institut für alltägliche Umwälzungen

PARTICIPATORY PROJECT ABOUT DAILY MICRO-REVOLUTIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CARE

In 2018 at age 15 a Swedish schoolgirl named Greta Thunberg began to strike from school. On every Friday she would sit in front of the Swedish parliament with a homemade sign – Skolstrejk för Klimatet (school strike for climate). Through the repeated renunciation of her civic duty on each Friday, she set in motion a campaign of civil disobedience that would gain global traction.

The Institut für alltägliche Umwälzungen is a participatory project from iCollective e.V. that reflects on the daily habits of our everyday life. Arguably, if people observe continuous micro-decisions in the global context, clear reasons of the environmental crisis in which humanity is immersed are easily observed. In theory the solution appears easier than in practice: would it be enough if, every day, every person living in the industrial countries were to break another habit, making different choices? What is it that stops us from these decisions?

People are invited to speculate on the possibility of provoking daily, incremental, mini revolutions within their own area of influence.

 

PROJECT:

Institut für alltägliche Umwälzungen

CONCEPT: Participatory project about daily micro-revolutions for environmental care
LOCATION: Berlin, GERMANY
DATE: 2019
WHO: i COLLECTIVE

CONCEPT: Valeria Schwarz

TEAM: Betiana Bellofatto & Valeria Schwarz

 

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