Bioneers 2024 Conference

Artivism in the Age of Climate Chaos and Societal Instability 

Throughout history, the most significant movements for positive change have nearly always been accompanied by powerful artistic expressions that shed light on injustices and offer visions of a more equitable society. We are currently facing unprecedented challenges as our climate unravels and reactionary authoritarian movements gain in momentum. Does navigating these seemingly perpetual existential crises necessitate new strategies from the “engaged” creative community? This session will feature leading activist/artists and innovative figures reshaping art institutions, who will share their insights and experiences. Moderated by Arturo Mendez-Reyes, founder of Arts.Co.Lab, a “Cultural Equity Agency” dedicated to strengthening the cultural ecosystem within marginalized communities. With: Devon Bella, founder of Art and Climate Action, a Bay Area collective committed to fostering a sustainable and environmentally-conscious arts community; David Solnit, renowned direct action organizer, author, and puppeteer, co-founder of Art and Revolution; Orion Camero, former Brower Youth Award winner and Spiritual Ecology Fellow.

Golden Bear Room, Hotel Shattuck Plaza


March 30th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


David Solnit
Climate Justice Arts Project
Arturo Mendez-Reyes
Devon Bella
Art and Climate Action
Orion Camero
Action Lead Program Manager
Narrative Initiative
Bioneers 2024 Conference - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
Bioneers 2024 Conference - Revolution from the Heart of Nature