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Climate change migration: Full Circle debates the issue on 28 March

Full Circle debate on climate change migration
11:03 24/03/2019
Third and final discussion on migration organised by Brussels ideas club Full Circle

Three activists from varying backgrounds are preparing to share ideas about the links between global warming and the mass displacement of populations in a debate entitled Triptych-#3: Fast-forward Climate Migration.

Full Circle co-founder Louise Hilditch says of the event: “Only in Brussels is it possible to take part in a discussion with a visual artist, a climate historian and a leading academic on environmental geopolitics to get to the heart of  how our planet and its people are adapting to changing environmental conditions.”

Underlining the urgency of the topic, she adds: “It isn’t about what if but when and our speakers will together set out the challenges that are coming our way.”

They include Alice Bell, a science historian, journalist and activist. She promises that the event will challenge and inform in equal measure.  "Climate change itself is a horror story. This isn’t. No chastising, no momentarily feel good factor with top tips to slash your personal carbon footprint. It’s way more complex – and interesting – than that,” says Bell. 

Digital artist, filmmaker and creative producer Kooj Chuhan will be joining her to emphasise the role of artists in the climate and migration debate. “Art needs to be more than an infographic to make the science understandable, reading data won’t create feelings but art can do that,” he says.

Completing the trio is François Gemenne, a FNRS senior research associate at the University of Liège and a specialist of environmental geopolitics and migration dynamics. He has extensive experience working with populations who have been displaced by natural disasters.

Full Circle hosts lively debates and events

Full Circle was founded six years ago by Louise Hilditch and Bridie Nathanson as an "ideas exchange" for professionals. It hosts a lively programme of discussions and events on a variety of topics, introducing a Brussels audience to experts from around the world.

Triptych-#3: Fast-forward Climate Migration
Thursday 28 March, 20.00-21.30 (doors open 19.30)
89 Chaussee de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
Tickets here

Written by Sarah Crew