XR Co-founder, Simon Bramwell, delivered an urgent and powerful speech at Writers Rebel’s Paint the Land launch on 25.06.21. Within his speech, Bramwell reminds us why action is necessary and how art can be a powerful agent in this change.
#PaintTheLand was launched with the help of Booker prize-winning writer Ben Okri and artist-activists Ackroyd & Harvey. Okri’s message to world governments, “Can’t you hear the future weeping? Our love must save the world” was grown on an 16x4m carpet of living grass and floated on the Thames at Bankside Beach 25.06.21.
This marked the beginning of our Paint the Land project. In the lead up to COP-26, Writers Rebel is collaborating with leading artists and writers to create landscape graffitos that urge world leaders to ACT NOW in the face of climate catastrophe.
Call to Action: We are encouraging groups across the world to do the same. For information on how to paint the land click here.
Simon Bramwell has been a co founder of Rising Up and Extinction Rebellion, he’d much prefer being a bushcraft instructor again to getting arrested yet knows the fight for Nature comes first.