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We Hear You—A Climate Archive

Join director Caitlin Nasema Cassidy and Swedish Counselor for Cultural Affairs Helene Larsson Pousette for a conversation about We Hear You—A Climate Archive, a global performance project exploring youth perspectives on the climate emergency.

Since 2021, director Caitlin Nasema Cassidy and Helene Larsson Pousette have collaborated on We Hear You—A Climate Archive, a global performance project exploring youth perspectives on the climate emergency. In this lecture performance, Caitlin and  Helene reflect on their collaboration and the project’s journey. What is climate storytelling and how can it shift our relationship to the environment? How can a university, a national theater, an embassy, and individual artists work together? What wisdom can young people offer us in this pivotal moment in the earth’s history? Drawing on the fields of science, arts, and diplomacy, Caitlin and Helene share what they have learned over the past three years.

Tickets to We Hear You are free. Registration required.

We Hear You is the first event as part of ASI’s In Our Nature initiative, an annual program exploring humanity’s profound connection to nature. ASI commemorated the 50th anniversary of His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf’s ascension to the throne by dedicating In Our Nature in his name. ASI Trustees and staff met with the King and Queen at the Royal Palace in Stockholm in May 2023.

 

About the speakers:

Caitlin Nasema Cassidy (she/they) is an actor, director, and producer making experimental performance that is physical, collaborative, and poetic. Her practice is rooted in joy, embodied research, and (com)post-activism. Performance includes NY Times Critic’s Pick The Vagrant Trilogy at The Public Theater, the world premiere of Paradise at Central Square Theatre (2018 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress), NY Times Critic’s Pick Pay No Attention to the Girl with Target Margin Theater (2019 Obie Award to TMT), and Ferry Tales at The John F. Kennedy Center. Caitlin is a 2023 Grist 50 List Fixer, Social Impact Community Partner at the John F. Kennedy Center, and recipient of a National Performance Network Creation and Development Fund Award. She holds the 2022-24 Artist-in-Residence position at Georgetown University’s Earth Commons Institute for the Environment and Sustainability and is Co-Artistic Director of LubDub Theatre Co. CaitlinNasemaCassidy.com

Helene Larsson Pousette (she/her) is a curator, museum professional and writer. Currently, she is the Counsellor for Cultural Affairs at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC. Previously, she was the Counsellor for Cultural Affairs at the Embassy of Sweden in Serbia. She has worked at the Swedish Exhibition Agency and the Swedish History Museum in Stockholm, where she curated interdisciplinary exhibitions that united heritage, history, and contemporary art. She has also worked at the Swedish Institute and the Swedish National Heritage Board and been a member of IHRA – International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Helene is the co-founder of the Stockholm Museum of Women’s History where she works with progressive archiving and contemporary collecting. In 2021, she published her book about exhibition processes (Att veckla ut Historien – anteckningar från en utställningsprocess).

 

Photography credit: Wolf Hertzberg