What Does Sustainability Mean To You?

An online photo exhibition, curated by Sangha

Exploring the themes behind our concepts of sustainability and what an environmentally sustainable world might look like.

I have always had an interest in sustainability. Conservation and taking care of our environment was part of how I grew up. I was also keen to learn about our physical world in school, and found subjects like geography and the environmental sciences quite intriguing. Although I went on to specialise in something else entirely at university, the climate crisis became very real to me through various projects I took part in during this time, and I wanted to take action and become a sustainability leader myself.

During the current pandemic most projects have gone online, so while thinking about organising my own independent initiatives, I was looking at various platforms that could still engage my target audience in an era of constant overwhelm. The idea of a photo exhibition came to me when I realised that photos are probably the easiest way to connect with people, both young and old, whether they are already active in the climate space or are just learning about it.

Also, being active in this space for a while now has brought on the realisation that sustainability is a broad concept and people often view it differently. I wanted to bring together all the ideas in one space, so that people could immediately relate to some ideas and be challenged by others and thereby be inspired to generate new conversations. Most importantly, I wanted to create a space that is beautiful so that it left a mark on my viewers well after the event. 

Exhibition Artists
Togonon Severin TogoRobert J. MayerVishnu Shankar RameshTristan du ToitAsfand Bakht YarDeepakkumar S. JaniSamuel Chijioke OkorieSanghamitra C. MukherjeeTomaz Melo / Rainforest ConnectionDayoung (Rebecca) GhimArne BacklundPaula BenitoEmma BertipagliaVikrant BhakarKatta BhaswanthDavid BolesAine BoyleRoisin BoylePeter BrackenElaine ButlerBernie ConnollyJohn CosshamJoel CourtidisDonal DalyShirley GallagherPatrick GronemanCaitlin HaferTony HandRachel HussonGiovanni ImpocoCliona KelliherFiachra KeoghLaila KhanPeter LuceyNoreen LuceyMatthias MendAnkita MitraChisom NwankwoDerick OumaReesha TomsRodel UrmatanPriya Yadav

Some responses received
Human Planetary SymbiosisOrganic FoodLoving NatureRecognizing the ScarsCommon GoodListening to NatureRegenerative PracticesIntergenerational Decision MakingHarmonious LivingHaving CompassionCircular EconomyReduce, Reuse, RestyleReusable ContainersTaking ResponsibilityIntergenerational EquityClimate JusticeCommunity PartnershipsEncouraging GrowthTaking InitiativeConsumer ConsciousnessHome Grown FoodMindful Resource UseMetabolic ShiftSocietal RestructuringStaycationsSustainable Gardening Breaking WavesRespecting NatureRespecting BoundariesEnjoying NatureConscious ConsumptionManufacturing for RenewabilityTowards a Caring EconomyPeople Power Continuous AdaptationRespectful BalanceWaste Not, Want NotReuse, Repair, RecreateLiving LightlyRecognizing Inter-BeingCo-beneficial LifestylesIn Awe of NatureSymbiotic Lifestyles Sustainability PathwayPeaceful Co-existenceTree PlantingTenacious Hope

What does sustainability mean to you?

Online Photo Exhibition

Exhibition runs from 15 March – 8 April 2021

#sustainability Related Posts:
What is your sustainable vision for 2030? (November 2020)
The Public Voice – What is your sustainability vision for 2030? (TAKEOVER January 2021)

We are delighted to welcome Sanghamitra C. Mukherjee to the site. She has recently curated and an online exhibition on sustainability titled, What does sustainability mean to you?. Sangha is a multipotentialite artist, activist, social entrepreneur, and trained researcher. Her research areas of interest include renewable energy, climate change, and technology adoption.

We have featured a number of sustainability driven posts, so of course we see Sangha’s exhibition as a natural fit in terms of connecting the dots. Yet how many of us really know what sustainability means, or indeed what it may mean to others?

We believe in order to have a future on this planet we must think collaboratively, not competitively. Further, if we are to generate alternative sustainable solutions for the generations to come, then we need to take a multidisciplinary approach. This we believe starts with conversations, and by connecting the dots.

Sincere thanks Sangha for sharing this exhibition with us! xx

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