Last week saw the inaugural Climate Week Awards and we’re chuffed to see that they had a section for the Best Artistic Response.
Climate Week is a national occasion that aims to ‘shine a spotlight on the many positive steps already being taken in workplaces and communities across Britain.’
Kilter narrowly missed out on being a finalist but we’re thrilled to see that so many other artists are tackling this massive topic with energy, creativity and wit.
So, who did win?
WINNER: Red Redemption – Fate of the World
The computer game Fate of the World requires you to manage the earth’s food, water, energy and forests, while dealing with a growing population and threats from floods and extreme weather. Red Redemption raised £1 million for this follow-up to their BBC Climate Challenge.
You can see the other three finalists here. They included Devon artist Marcus Vergette’s poignant warning on climate change with a permanent installation of 12 giant bells at high tide points around the UK, and The Contingency Plan, a double bill of plays that explore the private and public cost of climate change.
The winners were selected by a judging panel which included Lord Nicholas Stern, Met Office Chief Scientist Julia Slingo, environmentalist Tony Juniper, author Ian McEwan and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s climate advisor, Terry Tamminen.
Well done all! Let’s hope Climate Week is on again next year and that Kilter can be a winner!