Health and the Climate and Ecological Emergency

25 Aug 2021 – 20 Oct 2021

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00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30
00:00 – 23:30

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University College Hospital

London, United Kingdom

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An in-person and virtual exhibition on health and the climate and ecological emergency.


uclh arts and heritage and Healthcare Arts Collective are delighted to invite you to their physical and online exhibition on the theme of ‘Health and the Climate & Ecological Emergency’. {PLEASE NOTE owing to Covid 19 restrictions, in person viewing is currently limited to staff, patients and their visitors.}

“Climate change is the greatest global health threat facing the world in the 21st century – the impacts will be felt all around the world – and not just in some distant future but in our lifetimes and those of our children.”
— The Lancet Countdown

Our way of life, including the provision of healthcare, is harming the planetary life support systems that we rely on. Radical change is needed. We will increasingly need to adapt to managing physical and mental illnesses caused by ecological degradation while also reducing our environmental footprint and trying to prevent any further damage.

Does this challenge provide an opportunity to tackle inequalities and build healthier, more resilient communities? Can we address the issues of intergenerational and global injustice that are raised by current levels of consumerism and use of resources? What vision of the future do we hold? Can we find ways of living which protect both the planet and our health?

Our response to this crisis may vary: from measured expressions of hope through to feelings of despair. Art is one way of articulating and processing these feelings and of sharing envisaged solutions. We all possess creativity so we have encouraged submissions from both healthcare workers and artists.

“How do we change the world? Change the story.”

— Charles Eisenstein


Image credit: Leaf Angels, Steve Edwards

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