A worldwide network of artists, writers and communities reporting on their weather and our climate | June 2022 – June 2023
The world’s weather is not what it was. We see glaciers melting and water levels rising. Some lands are flooded and others are parched. Everywhere is heating up.
Formed in response to the climate emergency, the World Weather Network is a constellation of weather stations set up by 28 arts agencies around the world and an invitation to look, listen, learn, and act.
From June 21 2022 to June 21 2023, artists, writers and communities will share observations, stories, reflections and images about their local weather, creating an archipelago of voices and viewpoints. Engaging climate scientists and environmentalists, the World Weather Network brings together diverse world views and different ways of understanding the weather across multiple localities and languages.
Each partner arts agency has chosen a location of significance from where artists and writers can explore the local weather; we call these “weather stations”. They may be specific places, buildings, environments or wider geographic regions. From each weather station, artists and writers create new works in a range of different art forms: these are the “weather reports”. Explore the stations in the Network here.
Weather Reports take many different forms: poetry, fiction, reportage, video diaries, films, photography, podcasts and more. Each report will be shared as a digital artwork via this site. Search for the latest reports here.
From 1 July, every other Friday for a year, the London Review of Books (LRB) will contribute a new literary dispatch about the weather in each one of the Network’s locations – reportage, essays, occasionally poetry – which will be published on the LRB blog and the WWN website alongside artwork generated by the Network, and in the monthly WWN newsletter. To receive each LRB commission along with updates from the Network, sign-up for the newsletter here.
The Network is hosting a series of online talks, presentations or performances throughout the year, inviting leading thinkers from the fields of science, technology, ecology, philosophy, and policy to talk about weather and climate with artists and writers. Discover previous and upcoming events here.
Your weather is our weather.