To illustrate Sweden’s strong commitment to climate and environment issues, the Swedish Institute launched a digital exhibition entitled Facing the Climate in which five Swedish cartoonists and their international colleagues offer some amusing and alarming reflections on the climate.
Sweden is internationally known as a country that takes environmental issues and sustainability seriously. But taking something seriously doesn’t necessarily mean viewing it without humour. In the Facing the Climate satire and humour are blended with a genuine appeal for a more responsible attitude towards the issue.
The project, which aims to encourage the discussion of sustainable development, is constantly growing as local cartoonists add their contributions. A joint exhibition of their work has therefore been put together to supplement the contributions of the Swedish cartoonists Magnus Bard, Riber Hansson, Helena Lindholm, Karin Sunvisson and Love Antell.
The touring Facing the Climate exhibition has grown in size over the past years since the initiative started in 2009. By 2016, a total of 115 cartoonists from five continents had taken part in the exhibition, which has – to date – been seen by an estimated 400,000 people. In 2017, the locally produced exhibitions are shown in Austria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Uganda.
For more information regarding Facing the Climate, please contact Birgitta Tennander, project manager.