St Paul’s Youth Forum will be running an interactive drop in workshop linking Transport Poverty to the Climate Crisis.
Encampment of Eternal Hope by Walker & Bromwich
St. Paul’s Youth Forum is a collection of youth focused programmes with the aim alleviating the effects of poverty in the communities in the North East of Glasgow it works with. Through it’s ‘On Bikes Project’ the Forum has been facilitating an exploration of the effects of Transport Poverty and working at ways of building power to change the built infrastructure. Less than 50% of people within the North East of Glasgow have access to a private car, yet the M8 and M80 motorways run right through the heart of communities. Through air pollution, and the effects of car emissions, the Climate Crisis causes most harm to the people that contribute the least to it. This is true in across the globe, including in our communities in Glasgow and Scotland. St Paul’s Youth Forum works with communities, running learn to ride sessions, fix your own bike and a bike library. Recently we have been working with communities encouraging them to re-see and re-imagine their community spaces so that it works for everyone and not just those who can afford a car.
About The Encampment of Eternal Hope:
Climate House presents The Encampment of Eternal Hope by Walker & Bromwich – coming to The Briggait, Glasgow, for the international climate summit, COP26, 31st October – 10th November. The Encampment is an immersive environment, forming a central hub for creative fringe activities throughout COP26. Amplifying Indigenous voices through workshops and events that bring together artists, academics and activists from Scotland, Colombia and across the world. You are warmly invited to come and engage in meaningful dialogue about the effects of the climate crisis within a playful, dystopian woodland encampment of giant inflatable sculptures.
Walker & Bromwich:
Glasgow based collaborative duo Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich are known for their large- scale iconic sculptural works, participatory events and exhibitions that invite audiences to imagine better worlds. At the core of their practice is the exploration of the role art can play as an active agent in society, evolving environments and situations within which people can begin to re-examine the world around them.
Ben Raw will be presenting at the event. Ben coordinates the On Bikes Project as part of the wider St Paul’s Youth Forum. Ben recently completed his masters exploring how cycling can fight inequality and allow communities with economic deprivation to flourish. Ben will be joined by an On Bikes Bike Mechanic running a free Dr Bike (a bike health service).
Eilidh Hollow(from partner organization St Paul’s Parish Church) will be running a drop-in craft workshop upcycling old bike parts into fantastic craft opportunities.
Project supported by:
Climate House, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and SEFARI Gateway