The Making of Public Art
I am in Paris tracking COP21, and spending most of my time at Place to B and The Green Zone in Le Bourget, next to the building where the delegates and observers are meeting. I was able to get a personal catch up on the events of Monday, December 7 from an accredited observer to the event, Rev. Richard Kilmer, who is a Special Representative from the Office of Social Justice at the Christian Reformed Church. He is optimistic the talks will succeed although there is still a lot of disagreement. From his perspective the most recalcitrant delegates are from Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, which makes sense because they have the most to lose from carbon reductions. Interestingly he told me that there was language included today that limits carbon emission to a 1.5 degree increase by 2100. That's quite a development if the language stays in there!
But I want to post pictures of the making of a public art project by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Spectral Q at the Champ de Mars on Sunday that made it into the New York Times today. I had the good fortune to be told about this the day before and to participate. The first photo is the realized art, and the following pictures are personal ones that I took.