In conjunction with the presentation of Sun & Sea at the Albany, this public programme brings together a diverse cohort of environmental activists, artists and thinkers including air quality campaigner Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, sociologist Dr Lez Henry, performance artist SERAFINE1369, visual artist Kiluanji Kia Henda, novelist Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, climate negotiator Eva Peace Mukariyaranga, economist Avinash Persaud and jazz educators Tomorrow’s Warriors alongside Sun & Sea’s artists Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte and Lina Lapelyte to explore themes of environmental justice for the context of Lewisham and London in 2022. The programme includes film screenings taking place at the Albany, Deptford, as well as a public gathering, Equilibrium, at the Serpentine Pavilion 2022 Black Chapel by Theaster Gates on 9th July.

Curated by Radical Ecology in partnership with: LIFT 2022, Serpentine’s Back to Earth project, We Are Lewisham, The Ella Roberta Family Foundation, Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network, University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, University of Exeter Arts & Culture, UCL’s Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism & Racialisation, UCL Anthropocene & Open Society Foundations. Radical Ecology is supported by the Nicoletta Fiorucci Foundation.

Events happening at the Albany are listed below. Access the full Serpentine Programme, including Equilibrium: A Public Gathering on Environmental Justice, here.

We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council and the Albany as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022.