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Creative Climate Chats: Future Museums and Local Histories

June 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Julie’s Bicycle’s Creative Climate Chats are live conversations with leading thinkers in culture and climate on just transition, new economics for a regenerative economy, the net zero carbon challenge, and climate justice. Sign up below to participate, ask questions and be part of the conversation.




EPISODE 12 – Creative Climate Chats: future museums and local histories


This Creative Climate Chat is a lunchtime session forming part of the Museums, Cities, Cultural Power Symposium.

We’re hosting this exciting lunchtime session with Sadie Young, Director of Timespan, a cultural organisation in Helmsdale, a village in the very north east of the Scottish Highlands, with local, global and planetary ambitions to utilise culture for social change. We’ll be discussing how museums and galleries can uncover and contextualise local histories and how they can connect to wider movements to help enact radical social change.

We’ll also be joined by Hilary Jennings, who will tell us more about Happy Museum and their new partnership with Julie’s Bicycle.



Sadie Young will be in conversation with Julie’s Bicycle on Friday 25th June 2021, 12-1pm BST.

Registration for this event is free, and also grants access to the full Museums, Cities, Cultural Power Symposium.

About Sadie:

Sadie Young is a researcher, curator and educator and Director of Timespan, a cultural institution in the very north east of the Scottish Highlands with local, global and planetary ambitions to weaponise culture for social change.
Sadie is committed to using the cultural institution as a public space to expand the civic sphere and to respond to social urgencies through communal learning, the production of collective knowledge and lobbying at all levels, and is motivated by those on the coal face fighting for emancipation, liberation and equality.

About Hilary:

Hilary Jennings is part time Director of the Happy Museum Project which explores museum practice that supports the wellbeing of people, place and planet. She is an associate of the Clore Leadership and Extend Leadership programmes and a core group member of the Co-Creating Change network and has worked extensively in the craft sector including founder Director for Craft with the government skills agency Creative and Cultural Skills. She is Co-Chair of the global grassroots sustainability Transition Network.


This Creative Climate Chat is part of the Season for Ex-Change, an 8-week programme of free online events for artists, arts organisations, cultural practitioners, producers, curators and anyone who wants to learn about, share knowledge or get ideas and inspiration on embedding climate action and climate justice in their artistic and creative work.

Previous Episodes of Creative Climate Chats

Episode 1 – Lucy Davies, Royal Court Theatre

Episode 2 – Chaitanya Kumar, New Economics Foundation

Episode 3 – Paul Dickinson, Carbon Disclosure Project

Episode 4 – Raj Pal, Colonial Countryside

Episode 5 – Zamzam Ibrahim, Students Organising for Sustainability

Episode 6 – Charise Johnson, British Academy

Episode 7 – Ron Whyte, Deep Green Philly

Episode 8 – Bridget McKenzie, Jess Sim and Laura Napier, Creative Climate Leadership

Episode 9 – Nick Merriman, Horniman Museum and Gardens

Episode 10 – Eli Goldstein (DJs for Climate Action) and Love Ssega (Earth Percent)

Episode 11 – Araceli Carmago, Centric Lab

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June 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm