BE＊hive will now highlight climate change as its main theme with opportunities for workshops related to various topics surrounding climate change.
It is true that one often hears about global warming or climate change in their daily life, but not many of us understand what is really happening and why and how, despite the fact that it is truly an urgent issue at the global scale.
With easy access to the media, one can observe small island developing states losing their lands by sea level rise,
a polar bear forced to swim in the Arctic Ocean with melting
glacier, or a dried-up African plateau as a result of drought.
However, one has hardly enjoyed opportunities to learn about the background to these phenomena when people realize that they are actually the ones causing climate change.
The current and forthcoming exhibitions at BE＊hive (April 2019 to March 2021) featuring global issues will give a special focus on the overall theme of climate change presenting four different topics.
The first topic is “fashion and climate change” (April 2019 to August 2019).
We hope that the exhibition that you are about to experience will provide you with exploratory learning opportunities on how our everyday fashion is connected to climate issues.
The second topic (September 2019 to March 2020) will cover “climate change for women and the socially vulnerable.”
We hope that this exhibition under the new theme with workshop programs will offer reach one of you with turning points to shift your understanding about climate change from ‘something happening somewhere else at a distance’ to ‘challenges we must face in our daily lives’, and to take concrete actions in search for possible solutions.
ZONE “A Climate Change and Our Life”
The effects of climate change are expressed by art, images and photographs.
In Japan, it is said that 1 billion pieces of new clothing are discarded annually. Do you have a lot of clothes in your closet that have not been worn?
The students collected clothing that could be still worn but were sitting in their closet.They brought their clothing to school and created art using rainbow-colored connected clothing as hope for the future. We have a message “How were the clothes you are wearing right now made, and what kind of sacrifices did you pay for them? We should think carefully and create hope for the future.
ZONE B “What is Happening Now?”
Basic knowledge of climate change is explained as a way to understand easily about “What is considered the cause of global warming, and who is responsible for it ?”
The Paris Declaration adopted in 2015 aims to l limit global warming up to 1.5℃, based on the worldwide average temperature, following the industrial revolution. However, the average global temperature has already increased by 1.0℃ over the past. Our limit is already just around the corner.
Arts created about climate change make displayed in the style of a museum.
ZONE C “Fashion and Climate Change`
Fashion changes so rapidly and the cost of clothes is getting cheaper. The trend of fashion we choose deeply connects to climate change. Let’s think about the problem of CO2 through the life cycle of a t-shirt.
ZONE D “What can We Do for it ?
Celebrity tries to avoid climate change. Why don’t you take their opinion for your reference and practice what you can do for it ?