Direct from Copenhagen, Denmark - 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference - (8 – 18 December '09)

Acting as the official High Tide COP15 envoy, distinguished ecological artist Aviva Rahmani will be immersing herself in the burgeoning eco-political activism in the city and sharing her experiences with us via this daily blog.

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

2:PM Day 3 Copenhagen Cultures Futures & COP15

It took a while for me to get into the process of this alternate conference and maybe we had to get a bit further down the line from the children. It's dialog on a scale level that would be impossible with COP15, which has apparently swelled to 36, 000 people (meaning some of us won't be able to get in now).

Some of the range of presenters have included Maria Rosalie Gerrudo, working with children and exquisitely aware that if she crosses the political line, she'll be murdered; and on the other end Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen, who has created a whole universe about electric cars ( I really loved Alison Tickell of Julie's Bicycle, making being an artist greenable (less flying, less plastic, better freighting).

We had a lively discussion after wards that was over all too soon. What I'm interested in, is how to connect the dots between different kinds of practices, circumstances and geographies all working together towards solving the problem of global warming. We've had a delicious lunch (I'm eating a bit too well here) and are moving along towards recommendations for COP15.

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