The Crossroads Project is one in a growing ecosystem of artistic collaborations bringing the many facets of human sustainability to the forefront of public consciousness. Here is a list of selected efforts underway around the world.
The Colorado, set to music by today's leading composers and narrated by the stage legend Mark Rylance, takes us on a journey in nine chapters through the prehistoric settlements of the region, the period of European exploration, the dam-building era, modern industrial agriculture and immigration, and the impact of climate change. The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler (Kronos Quartet), and composer-percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco) perform the film's exhilarating score.
We need a cultural shift in our ambition, behavior and values to build a sustainable future. Cape Farewell engages and inspires our greatest creative and visionary minds to work with scientists, clean-tech entrepreneurs, sociologists, and designers to vision and help create the non-carbon society we must all aspire to.
The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilization tells itself. We see that the world is entering an age of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling, and we want our cultural responses to reflect this reality rather than denying it.
The Canales Project seeks to activate the arts as a tool for social change and impact. We believe that through partnerships with organizations and individual artists, the arts can help enhance the messages and concepts relevant to social and cultural change.