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Past

Over 1,400 individuals have attended one of sixteen TippingPoint open space gatherings between 2005 – 2010. This section gives further details on some of them.
AUSTRALIA – October and November 2010
In October and November 2010, TippingPoint worked with Producer Angharad Wynne Jones and the team at TippingPoint Australia on three gatherings in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. For more details on the events, details on the public events that surrounded the meetings, and information on those who attended, visit TippingPoint Australia

During the events, the TippingPoint Australia Climate Commissions were launched. Each year for 10 years, The Climate Commissions chart the journey of our transition from a carbon based society to a greener future, as we grapple with the impacts of climate change.

OXFORD – 12th to 13th September 2010
The Oxford TippingPoint event programme was 5 years old in September 2010. At Oxford 2010, we invited individuals from right across the arts and sciences, both established and younger figures as well as a significant number of people who had attended previous events. The event built on the cumulative experience of the last 5 years

CAPE TOWN – 24th to 26th MAY 2010
Taking place over 3 days this gathering brought together TippingPoint, The Fynbos Foundation, the MTN Sciencentre, TheCommonwealth Foundation and key partner, the British Council. Our first South African meeting was a residential event at the Spier Conference Centre in Stellenbosch. Artists from all art forms and key scientists gathered to explore the challenge of climate change and the consequences for Africa.

MONTPELLIER – 21st and 22nd March 2010

TippingPoint worked with the Domaine d’O in Montpellier and the British Council to organise a pan-Mediterranean event exploring the cultural context of climate change and focussing on WATER: a theme of urgent consequence to the Mediterranean basin. The Domaine d’O offers an excellent context and location for a sensitive investigation and discourse on the connections of artists and scientists. We addressed the theme of water with regard to its impact on climate change, from an environmental, social as well as economic perspective.

BRUSSELS – 25th and 26th JANUARY 2010
This pan European event was a collaboration between TippingPoint, the British Council, the European Commission, the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and theKaaitheater in Brussels. A major European gathering of artists, scientists and policy makers gathered, symbolically, at the heart of the EU in the centre of Brussels.

NEW YORK – 6th and 7th DECEMBER 2009
The first American TippingPoint gathering was hosted in a partnership between the British Council; the Earth Institute, Columbia University; and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities. The 2 day event brought together colleagues from the arts and science communities across the New York Metropolitan region, alongside several influential thinkers from the UK.  The event was reviewed here and here, and a broad range of follow-up activity on a facebook page here.

The event has stimulated a number of further meetings and any amount of further activity. One in particular on Earth Day, April 22 2010, supported by the Earth Institute, and reviewed here.

 

Pre 2009

Oslo - 2008

Potsdam - 2007 & 2008

Oxford - 2005 – 2009