Weather Stations is an international project that places literature and storytelling at the heart of discussions about climate change.
Five partners in Berlin, Dublin, London, Melbourne and Warsaw have each appointed a Writer in Residence to work together to explore how literature can inspire new ways of living in the context of the most fundamental challenge facing humanity today – our changing climate. They are also each establishing a Substation at a local school, where they will work with teachers and pupils to discover how we might nurture responsible young citizens with the knowledge, motivation and tools to fight for a more sustainable future.
Through this website they will be sharing their work: the discoveries, delights and frustrations they encounter over the course of the project, as each writer visits each Weather Station to experience each partner’s unique perspective on climate change.
Literature gives humanity to concept. Writers create worlds for us to explore, and in reading them, we are able to empathise with others and to imagine how we might work together towards ecological sustainability and social justice. We need storytellers to interpret the science, to by-pass the politics and to ignore the too often narrow self- interests of finance. And in doing so, show us how our lives could be lived differently, guided by ecological rather than economic imperatives.
At the end of the project, we will have made a body of literature with a new language and a narrative to express how we might move from a doomed economy of industrial growth to a life-sustaining society committed to the recovery of our world.
Want to know more? Explore the site to learn more about the five partners and their chosen writers, or download a full press release more information about the project and contact details for press enquiries here.
With the support of the Culture programme of the European Union.