The University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery is calling for contributions to A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting – a growing collection of items contributed by people living in places that may disappear, or already have become uninhabitable, as a result of the physical, political and economic impacts of climate change; the objects contributed will together form a record of community-gathered evidence attempting to make the physical effects of climate change palpable, projecting into a future characterised by loss. The deadline for contributions is 30th April.
As of 2020 the archive contains contributions from Anvers Island in Antarctica, Cape Verde, Greenland, Kivalina in Alaska, Nepal, New Orleans, New York City, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, and Tuvalu; now the Gallery is inviting contributions from Scotland, which will will contribute to its United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland archive. Contributions will be displayed at the Gallery in Edinburgh as part of the exhibition The Normal, which will open 18th May.
The project is organised around The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – an international treaty on climate change.