Art interventions in public spaces, workshops and a variety of performances intending to generate consciousness about climate change will be simultaneously held with COP 20 set to start on Monday December 1 2014 in Lima, Peru.
Those interventions are part of the “Hot Future” First Public Art Festival. It will display the work of Peruvian and foreign artists and architects, who are committed to counter the climate change problems.
Artists will display their works in Alameda de la Integración (located between The Magic Water Circuit Park and the National Stadium) and in the Cervantes Park.
International guests participating include the Dutch group, Cascoland and Belgian artist, Jozef Wouters.
Peruvian artists participating include: Lucía Monge, Christians Luna, Gabriel Acevedo, Sandra Nakamura, Pablo García and the architects: Ricardo Huanqui, Karen Takano, Ricardo Bocanegra (24/7 Arquitectura studio) and Maya Ballén (Masunostudio).
All these artists will present original proposals like Plantón Móvil by Lucia Monge, which invites people to go out with their plants around the city, expressing their voices in favor of green spaces.
Christians Luna’s project is also featured. It consists in citizen’s involvement in topics regarding climate change, by playing games.
Hot Future will also promote dialogue spaces in order to look for development, consumption and life alternatives to face climate change.
Another attached space will be the Public Vegetable Garden, a platform for the urban agriculture that encourages the growing of vegetable gardens and green roofs in the city. This also generates an opportunity to think about the origins of our food through participating workshops organized by the Universidad Agraria La Molina.