Mumbai Climate NOW!

17 - 21 April 2024

A culture focused and community led Climate Summit.  17 – 21 April 2024.
G5A warehouse, Mumbai.

Mumbai Climate Now!

MCN is a community initiative, led by G5A, that responds to our growing concerns about the impact of climate change on our beloved city.

Join us at the G5A warehouse from April 17-21, 2024, where Mumbai’s creative thinkers come together to acknowledge this precarious moment –beckoning us to tackle the climate tests we are going to face in an urgent, wise, and sustained way.

Structure

The Summit is centered around a brand-new Immersive Installation, conceived and designed by Team G5A. Alongside the installation, the team has curated multi-disciplinary performances, conversations, workshops, and a fashion show.

Multi-disciplinary performances that are an act of love; An unrestrained, unapologetic emotional response to an unprecedented climate crisis. They remind us what’s at stake if we lose Mumbai –a push to reset our compasses and steer the city towards hope and resilience.

The summit will seed sustained future initiatives and conversations. The final day will see the launch of D Ward as a Pilot Study for Combating Climate Change by Assistant Commissioner, D Ward, Sharad Ughade and the Official Announcement of a Digital Dashboard that will be a one stop resource hub that sustains this conversation and keeps it alive, vibrant and inclusive.

My images from the Stars series were projected on the walls and panels of the exhibition site, immersing viewers in woodland.

Schedule

Day 01 | Wednesday, April 17
19:00  | TERRACE | Climate and the City

19:30  |  BLACK BOX
Immersive Installation | Premiere

20:00 | BLACK BOX
My Love Letter to Mumbai | Javed Akhtar

20:30 to 22:00 |  BLACK BOX
Immersive Installation

OUTSIDE
PORT cart with Chai, Vada Pav, and more

Day 02 | Thursday, April 18
12:00 to 20:00 | BLACK BOX
Immersive Installation

15:00 to 17:00 | TERRACE
Workshop | Pranav Gajjar | Paper making

19:00 | TERRACE
Fashion Show & Tell | Ensemble

21:00 | BLACK BOX
Movement | Neeraj Lohani | STHITI

OUTSIDE
PORT cart with Chai, Vada Pav, and more

Day 03 | Friday, April 19
12:00 to 20:00 | BLACK BOX
Immersive Installation

21:00 | BLACK BOX
Dramatic Reading by Yuki Elias | Poems by Arun Kolatkar

21:30 | BLACK BOX
Dramatic Reading by Naseeruddin Shah | Excerpts from Salman Rushdie

OUTSIDE
PORT cart with Chai, Vada Pav, and more

Day 04 | Saturday, April 20
12:00 to 19:00 | BLACK BOX
Immersive Installation

12:00 to 13:00 | STUDY | Mangroves Coalition
Panel | Urban Greening | Aaran Patel, Lubaina Rangwala, Tejshree Joshi

14:00 to 15:00 | STUDY | Rewilding the Runway
Conversation | Anita Dongre, Dia Mirza

16:00 to 17:30 | STUDY
Panel | PURPOSE | The Heat Is On: Mumbai’s Battle Against Rising Temperatures

18:00 to 19:00 | STUDY
Talk | Rishi Aggarwal | Walking Friendly Cities

20:00 | BLACK BOX
Dramatic Reading | Jim Sarbh | Poems by Sharmishtha Mohanty

21:00 | BLACK BOX
Sarod Performance | Pratik Srivastava

OUTSIDE
PORT cart with Chai, Vada Pav, and more

Day 05 | Sunday, April 21
12:00 to 16:00 | BLACK BOX
Immersive Installation

15:00 to 17:00 | STUDY | Rewilding Mumbai
Talk and Presentation | PK Das

17:00 | BLACK BOX | Adam & Eve
Performance by Bhagyashree Tarke

18:00 | BLACK BOX | Reimagining Mumbai
Sutradhar | Punit Pania
Anuradha Parikh
Sharad Ughade Asst Commissioner D Ward
PK Das + Bittu Sahgal + Dia Mirza

OUTSIDE
PORT cart with Chai, Vada Pav, and more

 

What’s included
The Immersive Installation – Mumbai as the eternal turf war between land and sea.
Performances – A Love Letter to Mumbai
Sustainable Fashion
Conversations, Panels, and Workshops