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Fellowships & Future Landscapes

Outside of the arenas of trade, gastronomy and cultural production; where can we hear the voices of different diaspora communities in the public sphere? What are the perspectives and solutions proposed by such communities in the climate debate?

A distorted and [re]proportioned map of Berlin according to the culturally dynamic parts of the city is inspired by the 2015 Copenhagen Carbon Map which resizes countries on the global map according to their carbon emissions. According to this map, countries of the Global North produce a vast amount of carbon emissions per capita, yet, it is regions of the Global South who face the immediate consequences of climate change in the forms of increased drought, typhoons, food insecurity and forced migration etc.

The use of collages, mapping and illustrative diagrams to visualise data emulates the methods of mathematician Edward Tufte and photomontages of Hannah Höch. Juxtaposing images of the Climate Protest in Mitte and the Dong Xuan Centre in Lichtenberg pulls together the climate conversation with the status of diaspora communities in Berlin. Where are the voices of the diaspora in the climate debate? How do we amplify the voices of activists, environmentalists, business owners and community members who meet at the intersection of the Global North and South?

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