Welcome to the conference "Climate Existence 2020" at the Sigtuna Foundation May 14 - 16.
The conference – ClimateExistence / KlimatExistens – has since 2008 brought together scholars, researchers, educators, artists, activists, students and the general public in an engaged discussion and dialogue concerning the existential, psychological, philosophical and ethical dimensions of climate change / crisis / breakdown.
The ClimateExistence conference is a collaboration between the Sigtuna Foundation, the Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS at Uppsala University and SLU, and the Climate Change Leadership node at Uppsala University.
Are we now in the tunnel at the end of the light?
Climate Change has become a reality with little room to maneuver. Some talk about changes that would be detrimental to many of the things we have built our societies on. The more-than-human world is being slaughtered all around us in the name of progress and greed. Meanwhile psychologists talk about depression, sadness, acceptance and climate grief.
But, at the same time, youth are rising up, regardless of any abstract notion of hope. And as we anguish, people, plants, animals around the world are struggling without respite, and have been for a long time.
What would it mean to be in the tunnel at the end of the light? A tunnel can also be a place of refuge, or an escape route. When our eyes become accustomed to the darkness, what is it we will see? What kind of existential questions do we need to ask? How do we stop running from disaster to disaster? Incident to incident?
CEMUS and the Sigtuna Foundation welcome you to the fifth ClimateExistence 2020! Together we will ask the difficult questions, searching in the darkness for glimpses of light to guide or steps forward. Venturing into the blackest black, standing closer to the edge, stepping into the void.
Conference fee including accommodation and all meals and coffee breaks: 2 650 SEK
Conference fee student: 2 100 SEK
Conference fee including all meals and coffee breaks, no accomodation: 1 650 SEK
Last date for registration including accommodation: May 1
Last date for registration without accommodation: May 1
Terms and conditions
Up until the final registration date (see Registration deadline above) the registration fee can be refunded less SEK 200 administration fee. After final registration date no refunds will be made.
In the event of late cancellations due to illness, the registration fee may be refunded upon presentation of an approved doctor’s certificate.
No-shows will not be refunded. Please also note if you pre-register and do not attend the conference you will be charged your participation fee and will be required to settle any outstanding balances.
Changes in your registration
If you want to bring an accompanying guest / spouse, or wish to make any changes or cancel your registration, please contact the Sigtuna Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.