climate capsule delivers people’s messages to copenhagen
The multi-media Climate Capsule included a floodwall, four sonic pipes with mp3 players and loudspeakers, flood-related textiles for walls and tables, a DVD, four mp3 audiotapes, banners, photos, drawings and pictures. 3,000 stickers with Climate Capsule messages were also distributed, along with flyers, and materials about FoEI’s Flood for Climate Justice Action and Angry Mermaid award.
Friends of the Earth Finland also brought performance group Melting Ice to the Klimaforum and COP-15, and their performances in the halls and on the streets included messages from the Climate Capsule.
what was learned
The Climate Capsule was a popular installation with visitors to the Klimaforum and generated a great deal of discussion about climate justice. People were surprised by the concept, especially because it didn’t focus too specifically on the negotiations. Visitors who had been present at official negotiations in the Bella Center also tended to be happy to see and listen to the messages, which provided a refreshing break from the tedium of negotiations.
The technical nature of the installation meant that some initial difficulties were experienced, although these were largely overcome. The delivery of messages could also be refined in future, to encourage visitors to stay, look and listen for longer, and to engage with the interactive devices more effectively.