Children go on school strike for the climate and accuse previous generations of destroying our planet. Fly shame became part of our dictionary 2018. Words like multiple child shame and meat shame are also becoming more common. How do we deal with shame? Can it be transformed into change? Welcome to the shame corner of the climate crisis!
Many of us are ashamed of what we do or do not do for the world. A turbulent and unequal global development often causes us to pick out the pillow of shame. But as reality gets closer and the shame becomes more apparent, it can also lead to a will to change.
FUF and OmVärlden want to open up for a disarming and cordial conversation about shame. Are we more ashamed today? Is it possible to talk about a collective shame? Can shame even lead to more people changing behaviors that have a negative impact on the world around us?
Two evenings during Almedalen Week, we invite you to different events with sincere conversations, stage performances and familiar faces. Humor and seriousness mix when we delve into shame and seek its golden edge. Tonight's theme is the climate crisis.
Emil Jensen, artist and poet
Åsa Romson, expert, IVL Swedish Environmental Institute
Anders Wijkman, Chairman, Climate-KIC
Kent Wisti, priest and visual artist
Ylva Bergman (moderator), editor-in-chief, OmVärlden