AUG 26 - 29, 2020

With the understanding that the Climate Crisis is deeply entwined with other ongoing injustices and struggles, we will host a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space to verbally confront the topic of Solastasia, the paralyzing melancholia induced from environmental distress.

During Field Workshop, we will prototype the Climate Crisis Hotline. Similar to a confession booth or wishing well, our multi-faceted platform seeks to validate individuals' concerns and give everyone an opportunity to participate in a community dialogue. Through a variety of outreach and engagement methods we invite members of the public to connect, unwind and respond.

It is our intention to collate this ongoing research and feedback into a live-archive; both our ‘behind the scenes’ office and immersive archive of voices will form an experimental tableau of collective aural expression.

Office status: Offline

As we familiarize ourselves within the Field Workshop space, we will calibrate our mental, physical and virtual settings. Follow the research and development once the ‘behind the scenes’ office stream goes online, and find out how you can participate in the co-creating sessions below.


Wednesday, August 26
11am - 12:30pm PST

Lacking Language

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Eco-Anxiety, Climate Despair and Solastalgia are terms created in the last few years to give definition to our increasing feelings on environmental changes. This collective workshop will focus on co-defining the language for verbal validation.

Thursday, August 27
11am – 12:30pm PST

Talking / Listening

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The first step to confronting our feelings towards the Climate Crisis is through speaking about it. This workshop will collectively develop conversational frameworks focused on safe, comfortable and non-judgemental outreach methods.


Friday, August 28
1pm – 5pm PST

Putting our new methods to test, we will hold one-on-one talks throughout the day. The public is welcome to sign-up for open sessions at the ICA LA with our volunteers as we refine our confessional platforms.

Saturday, August 29
2pm – 5pm PST

Tune in as the Climate Crisis Hotline launches live in collaboration with KCHUNG Radio. The public will be invited to call in to a performative phone line and share their Eco-Emotions.

Want to volunteer in the Hotline’s co-production? Connect with us.

Volunteer team:

Kristal Audish, Jay Carlon, Emerson Dameron, Asuka Hisa, Jacqueline Huang, Rachel Ly, Jila Mendoza, Alma Sofia Ramos, Nick Rosenblum, Leana Scott, Rahul Sharma, Tarini Sharma, Abigail Smith, Gian Maria Socci, Miles K. Stenehjem, Susannah Tantemsapya, Daniel Tovar, Rebecca van Beeck, Evan Walsh, Danny Wills, Torie Zakben, Alice Zhang

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