We already know CSR, sustainable architecture and fashion, but a concept of responsible art still does not exist in public debate. Meanwhile, there are many art projects, which are examples of responsible approach towards the environment. For the artists, the climate crisis is much more than just a theoretical issue – it is a starting point for action and activism, such as taking care of endangered natural areas and places of local importance or inventing ecological solutions for the cities.

We are used to the fact that art is mainly attributed to symbolic meaning, and its real influence, such as the carbon footprint, is neglected. Artists, who represent responsible approach, do not underestimate this area of the art world’s influence. For them, developing and implementing ecological solutions within the world of art is a necessity.


Climate Plateau of Contemporary Art is a platform, where artists cooperate to reduce the art world's negative impact on climate and the environment and to share knowledge and best practices. At the Climate Plateau, we learn together in diverse groups and look for ecological solutions. Theoretical considerations are important, but we believe that knowledge derived from artistic practice and everyday work in cultural institutions is crucial. Therefore, instead of another climate summit, we organize a plateau, where people with different specializations share their experiences.

First edition of the Climate Plateau was a meeting of the Polish art world, where we reflected on our role in the efforts to prevent climate catastrophe. People who work in art institutions on a daily basis met with scientists, architects, and activists. We wondered what kind of responsibility rests on artists, curators, and directors of institutions. We asked what we could do together and individually to slow down the climate catastrophe. Firstly, we asked questions, then we attempted to find the answers.

• Art as Usual? • Edwin Bendyk, Iwona Kurz, Anita Cieślicka, Jakub Gawkowski, in conversation with Weronika Parfianowicz and Kornelia Sobczak.

• Let's be responsible. What we can learn from CSR • Magdalena Kąkolewska and Bolesław Rok in an interview with Bogna Świątkowska.


Rita Müller
concept, organization, website

Zofia Kofta
visual identification

Zuzanna Głód, Maja Sałek, Jacek Sosnowski
Propaganda Foundation

Thanks to Julia Łysakowska, Olga Perkowska, Ada Rączka and Justyna Szklarczyk.

Rita Müller