24 Sep 2021
18:00 - 20:00
Opening: Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes
On Friday, 24th September, Framer Framed opens with a new show. The Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) is a collaboration between Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal, which takes the form of a “more-than-human tribunal” to prosecute intergenerational climate crimes.
The inauguration of the tribunal will take place at 19:00h where D’Souza and Staal will also answer questions from the public.
Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes
The Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) is a collaboration between Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal, commissioned and developed by Framer Framed. The project consists of a large-scale installation in the form of a tribunal that prosecutes intergenerational climate crimes. The inauguration of the tribunal will take place on 24 September 2021.
Doors open: 18:00
Inauguration: 19:00 — please find your seats before 19:00h.
Facebook live stream of the event can be watched from HERE. The edited version is coming soon.
The CICC focuses on corporations registered in the Netherlands as well as the legal frameworks established by the Dutch state system supportive of the corporations. The proceedings of the tribunal will be led by four judges: Radha D’Souza, Sharon H. Venne, Nicholas Hildyard and Rasigan Maharajh. The legal framework of the CICC is based on D’Souza’s book What’s Wrong with Rights? (Pluto Press, 2018), a critical analysis of neoliberal legal institutions.
From 28-31 October, the CICC will hold hearings against Unilever, ING, Airbus and the Dutch State. The CICC will provide evidence of past and present climate crimes by looking at their impact on the here and now, as well as on planetary life in the future. As such, the tribunal rejects the linear, individualised narratives that underlie the current legal system. The hearings will be documented online. The evidence and testimony files are then presented to both institutional and activist organisations. Read more about the exhibition HERE.
Radha D’Souza is a Professor of International Law, Development and Conflict Studies at the University of Westminster (UK). D’Souza works as a writer, critic and commentator. She is a social justice activist and worked with labour movements and democratic rights movements in her home country of India as an organiser and activist lawyer.
Jonas Staal is a Dutch visual artist whose work explores the relationship between art, propaganda and democracy. His work manifests itself internationally in the form of interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures and publications. Staal completed his PhD research on contemporary propaganda art at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His most recent book is Propaganda Art in the 21st Century (The MIT Press, 2019). This book is for sale at Framer Framed.
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