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In the lead up to COP26, CIRCA is dedicating their global art and culture platform to a month-long public investigation of the urgent question ‘WHERE DO WE GO FROM NOW?’, featuring key responses from artists, writers, thinkers and various cultural leaders. The project harnesses today’s global moment of unpredictable flux to propose routes toward more inclusive, more creative and fairer societies, placing a focus on the shared “now” of this unique post-crisis moment, rather than the divided “here” of our individual circumstances.

Find out about today's artist response to ‘WHERE DO WE GO FROM NOW?’ below.

“What a challenge.

I’m a poet and a copywriter. The climate crisis is the perfect example of selling something to people they don’t want to buy. A new problem, joining a long list, slotting uncomfortably underneath ‘BILLS TO PAY’ and ‘MOUTHS TO FEED’.

I believe there are two main barriers stopping us from believing we can tackle the climate crisis: too big, too abstract. We must beam a radically positive message that fills humanity with confidence and connects the crisis to the tangible microworlds we live in.”

– Darius Rodrigues