International comics anthology Ten Years to Save the World launched in response to the local weather disaster will launch on the upcoming Lakes Comics Art Festival in Kendal., in collaboration with Komiket within the Philippines and local weather change communications specialists Creative Concern. Ten Years to Save the World by ten main comedian artists, 5 within the Philippines and 5 within the UK demonstrates the facility of comics to stimulate local weather change motion. Aimed at 18 to 24-year-olds, the undertaking is likely one of the British Council’s Creative Commissions, exploring local weather change by artwork, science, and digital expertise. The commissions goal to stimulate international conversations about local weather change and to encourage transformational change. The ninth Lakes International Comic Art Festival will run from fifteenth to the seventeenth of October, in Kendal, England.
The Ten Years to Save the World comics by Manix Abrera, Kajo Baldisimo with Budjette Tan, Sayra Begum, Darren Cullen, Ren Galeno, Emiliana Kampilan, Kevin Eric Raymundo, Zoom Rockman, Jack Teagle, and Clarice Tudor could be learn and shared totally free on-line. It goals to deal with a few of the most urgent problems with our time together with ocean air pollution, deforestation, plastics, inexperienced washing, company corruption, local weather justice and the anxiousness precipitated from residing with the realities of local weather change. The undertaking can also be about encouraging local weather motion and every comedian is introduced alongside organisations and campaigns who’re offering options or methods to create optimistic change.
Julie Tait, Director of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival stated: “The project has an urgent message, we have ten years to make the big changes required to save our planet, it’s as simple as that. This digital anthology we hope demonstrates the important role art and specifically comic art can play in responding to the climate crisis. The partners in this project believe that comics can change the world and now, more than ever, we need to use their strength as a force for good.”
Rosanna Lewis, Creative Commissions Lead, British Council added “The Creative Commissions are an impressive set of bespoke projects addressing climate-related challenges from around the world. Through arts, science and digital technology, stories are brought to life and action is being taken by indigenous communities, young people, artists, researchers, and many more. 10 Years to Save the World is a unique project exploring our relationship to ourselves, to one another, and to our environment. The British Council is honoured to work with such talented, passionate partners to raise awareness of climate change and how culture can help address shared global challenges.”
Chris Dessent of local weather change communications company Creative Concern stated: “We want people to read and share these comics and the big issues they explore. Our hope is that this will lead to more climate action and more engagement in these issues. Our belief is that knowledge is power and that comics are the ideal art form to help bring the climate crisis to a wider audience.”