Ending

COP 15 finished on 18th December 2009 and as it did so we ended our series of conversations in Copenhagen. Dialogue, of course continues and this site remains as an archive which we invite you to explore and respond to. During 2010 we hope to respond to this body of voices, opinions and views so please subscribe to our mailing list so we can contact you.

We would like to thank all the people who were involved in the project.

If you would like more information on the project please do contact us at info@questiontime.me


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Posted: January 19th, 2010 | Author: Alex Eisenberg | Filed under: Information | No Comments »

Interview Marathon

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On:

Wednesday 16th Dec. 1300-1700

Friday 18th Dec. 1300-1700

At:

Huset ved Kongens Have galleri og bar,
Gothersgade 89, Copenhagen.

Now is your time to be heard. Come and talk to us about how it’s been. Participate in Question Time by being interviewed.

Question Time are holding a drop-in interview marathon for the 6,000 guest and hosts in New Life Copenhagen, exploring how your experience relates to the debates and challenges of climate change and COP15.

Each interview will take 5 to 10 minutes, and will be completely anonymous. Our interview marathon will at Huset ved Kongens Have galleri og bar, Gothersgade 89, Copenhagen.


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Posted: December 18th, 2009 | Author: Alex Eisenberg | Filed under: Information | Tags: | No Comments »

The Project (in short)

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Question Time will be:

  • Discussing climate change with as wide a spectrum of people in Copenhagen as possible

  • Exploring a conversational approach to climate change based on anecdote, neurotic behaviors, misunderstandings, and gossip.

  • Holding a participatory public summit at the end of each day during COP15.

  • Working towards an alternative statement  for the future.


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Posted: December 3rd, 2009 | Author: Alex Eisenberg | Filed under: Information, Project Description | No Comments »

About

Question Time is a series of 1000 interviews, conducted throughout Copenhagen during the UN COP15 conference, towards an alternative statement of the way forward on climate change. In a context of inter-governmental debate and negotiation, Question Time explores an alternative approach to climate change based on anecdote, neurotic behaviors, misunderstandings, and gossip.

Question Time involves four UK artists, ranging in mood from the mildly neurotic to the apocalyptic, looking to discuss climate change with as wide a spectrum of Copenhagen residents as possible, mapping its presence in the individual and collective psyche. Each day, parallel to the conference, the four artists will conduct a series of programmed and random interviews across the city – in cafes, conference centres, parks, street corners, shopping centres, museums, universities, and domestic residencies.

Initially, the questions will be our own – formulated as a pack of 30 playing cards, dealt out in ever new combinations at the start of each conversation. But, of course, each encounter will bring new (mis-) information to light. So each day ends with a public summit at which the days discoveries are presented, and the next days questions are formulated. In the manner of the COP15 itself, we will each day use the material we have collected to formulate a statement on climate change and the way forward for us, Copenhagen, and the world.

These summits will be open events, held in various locations around the city, with a feel that combines performance, seminar, poetry reading and a shared meal – an alternative, convivial, artists led version of the discussions taking place at COP15. The unfolding statement will appear online as a series of podcasts, adapted with new material daily. The accumulated questions will map a web of concerns and also provide a score for future research projects into the area of climate change.

Question Time will conclude with a final summit, to which all participants will be invited to share in a final declaration. The final event will also launch the next stage of the project, where each artist develops their own project – be it performance, exhibition, event, or written text – from the archive of material collected throughout COP15.


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Posted: December 3rd, 2009 | Author: Alex Eisenberg | Filed under: Information, Project Description | No Comments »

Less than one week to go…

Question Time runs alongside the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009 which begins on 7th December 2009.

From Monday 7th December you will be able to see and contribute to the project from this site.

So do come back then. Alternatively please subscribe with your email address by clicking here.


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Posted: December 1st, 2009 | Author: Alex Eisenberg | Filed under: Information | No Comments »

Hello…

Question Time is a collaboration between David Berridge, Rachel Lois Clapham, Alex Eisenberg and Mary Paterson as Open Dialogues. Question Time is programmed as part of New Life Copenhagen, featuring in the official United Nations COP15 artistic programme.

For more information about the project click here.

Question Time is a project by Open Dialogues as part of New Life Copengahen.

Participating artists are:
David Berridge, Rachel Lois Clapham, Alex Eisenberg and Mary Paterson

For more information subscribe below or email info@questiontime.com


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Posted: November 30th, 2009 | Author: Alex Eisenberg | Filed under: Information | Tags: , | No Comments »