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Expo Spacemakers: What a time to be Alive

— What a time to be Alive

Spacemakers is a programme of STRP Education in which young people of different ages and education work together with an artist for a number of months. From 10 until 12 February, the participants and virtual reality director Iris van der Meule will show their project ‘What a time tob e Alive’ at the Heuvel in Eindhoven!

Opening hours

Friday 10 February: 12.00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 19.00 hour
Saturday 11 February: 12.00 - 17.00 hour
Sunday 12 February: 12.00 - 17.00 hour

Free entrance

What a time to be Alive

Born into a world of ecological disasters, many of us experience an increasing pressure to save the planet. Meat substitutes, plastic substitutes. Recycling and more cycling. Yet despite our efforts, CO2 emissions continue to close in quickly on the 1.5 ˚C target. It can make you wonder: “what’s the point of trying if we’re doomed either way?” Although this might not be the end, there are many people who feel like giving up. How do we deal with this feeling? And how does it affect our behaviour?

The VR experience "What a time to be Alive" guides you through some of the feelings that come with experiencing climate doom. Guilt, hopelessness, avoidance and, perhaps most importantly, that little spark of hope that is still there.

The work is located within a space designed as a Climate Doom Bar, where you can openly talk about your experience with others. Have a chat, complain or confess without judgement.

Spacemakers x Iris van der Meule is a collaboration between 10 youngsters from SintLucas, Summa College, Fontys Hogescholen, TU/e, De Rooi Pannen, Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht and digital artist and virtual reality director Iris van der Meule, made possible by Cultural Participation Fund, Fund 21 and De Heuvel.

How to get there?

De Stadsstudio
Heuvel Galerie, Centrum 148
5611 DK Eindhoven