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Climate No Future - Photography Exhibition

From:We 01-05-2024
Until:Su 26-05-2024
Where:Lichtzone, Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 36, Groningen
Activist embodying climate vulnerability.
"Back Despair" by Nele Fischer

The monstrous effects of the climate crisis are difficult for people to comprehend. Images offer access to uncertain climate futures and allow us to imagine the unthinkable. This exhibition explores the depiction of current climate protests through the eyes of the protesters themselves.

The exhibition showcases 34 photographs taken by members of three pivotal climate movements of our time: Extinction Rebellion, Fridays for Future, and the Last Generation. It documents the fears, hopes and demands of the ‘Anthropocene generation’ – a generation growing up on an increasingly dynamic and troubled planet.

This exhibition is the result of the research project 'Security Imaginaries of Climate Movements' (SECIMA), a collaboration between Dr David Shim of the University of Groningen and Dr Delf Rothe of the University of Hamburg. They investigated how climate movements use images and other visual means to bring climate change to the attention of the public and to present it as a threat to human, national, or global security, while also justifying and legitimizing their activism.

The exhibition is a collaboration with NonFiction Photo.


Visit the exhibition at Lichtzone Gallery in Groningen free of charge. The gallery is open Wed - Sun 12.00 - 17.00. Feel free to join the opening and closing events:

Opening: Thursday 2 May 20.00 - 22.00 (walk-in 19.30)
Closing event: Saturday 25 May 20.00 - 22.00 (walk-in 19.30)

The exhibition and the events are suitable for both Dutch and English audiences. The location is wheelchair accessible.