VENICE TOURIST CLIMATE DEBT | Workshop by PAOLO CIRIO

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Workshop

VENICE TOURIST CLIMATE DEBT by PAOLO CIRIO

September 9th, 10-12 am

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🌿 as part of the Art for Radical Ecologies Manifesto
A project by @instituteofradicalimagination_ & @saledocks for @venice_climate_camp 2022
📍Venice Climate Camp, Lido di Venezia/ Piazzale Ravà
đŸ“© Free participation, RSVP > Registration and info: saledocks@gmail.com
â›șInformation and logistics at Venice Climate Camp: info@veniceclimatecamp.com, https://www.veniceclimatecamp.com/it/


Looking at the data about greenhouse emissions by individual countries and their Carbon Majors, Paolo Cirio will propose conceptual and provocative art interventions to address the Venice Climate Debt paid directly by tourists. 
Starting from the introduction of ticketing and entry fees for tourists visiting Venice, the concept can be push forward with creating a new reality in which the entry fee can be proportional to the amount of greenhouse gases emissions of the tourist’s country origin.
During the workshop Paolo Cirio will discuss emissions data, attribution science, carbon tax and credits, global climate agreements, and how these can be material for works of investigative and interventionist art. Furthermore, the workshop will be a chance to debate on policies on tourist tax, the controversial entrance of a city with tickets, and generally overturism globally.
The workshop will culminate with a small intervention with proposing the entrance fee directly to the tourists in Venice.

In 2021, Paolo Cirio established an utopian international Climate Tribunal to accuse the major 100 fossil fuel firms with data, graphs, and documents that he transformed in artworks.
Through creative forms of journalism and activism for public policies, Paolo Cirio investigates and intervenes into the social, economic, and cultural issues of contemporary society. His work researches the social fields impacted by technology, geopolitics, and economics in order to address human rights, inequality, justice, and democracy.