POLES APART is a unique multimedia celebration of the broad spectrum of scientific and human endeavors associated with International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-08. Through compelling story, stunning photography and an original score, this 20-25min digital photo exhibition will profile the impressive science work completed through the IPY and the contributions of this work to global awareness and action on climate change. The artistic and engaging presentation includes a distinguishing emphasis on the bridge between science and society, on the essential contribution of science to citizen participation in global affairs, and on the array of citizen responses to what is the most globally significant issue of our generation.
The project was launched in Fall 2008, with contributions from 40+ organizations, and is now ready for full production. The aim is to produce the exhibition in Fall 2009, with a world premiere at COP15 climate negotiations in Copenhagen. The exhibition will then feature at science, cultural and educational institutions worldwide in 2010-12.
The POLES APART project team are inviting venue partners to join the project. Venue partners will contribute to the production budget and gain guaranteed access to this flexible, widely appealing, globally unique and low cost exhibition on polar science and citizenship. Importantly, collective contributions of venue partners will ensure that POLES APART is available for widespread dissemination in 2010, when climate change is high on the public agenda.
Please contact David Noble at noble@2degreesC.com or (519) 341-1720 for more information or to get involved. Visit www.2degreesc.com/page.php?id=91 to see a short POLES APART promotional video.
Photo courtesy International Polar Foundation