Harbour Fair for the Climate and Sailing Circus Show Into the Water 2019

Harbour Fair for the Climate – Wondering sustainable fair of ideas and goods

For centuries harbors were places where people gathered to trade goods but also where ships were coming back from their overseas adventures bringing not only products but also ideas, tales, smells breeze from far away lands. Harbors were inspiring places of encounters with the new.

Nowadays around 80 percent of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea. Therefore harbors are our focal points for debate on alternatives that challenge the current system of production, consumption and transportation- the aspects of our lives that impact the climate the most.

Let’s meet again at the harbors! Let’s become inspired by circus show on water and sustainability, let’s debate, let’s welcome solutions that can help mitigate the climate crisis we are facing.

During summer 2019, Hawila organised the Havne Fest for Klima (Harbour Fair for Climate): a series of debates, workshops, and presentations involving climate scientists, local producers of organic goods and people sharing information on projects that aim to consume and transport goods in a more sustainable way. The main vision that the ship stands for is to engage and bridge coastal communities with transported local products by sail, emission-free. Hawila Project aims to unite the transport of goods with an onboard educational platform to inform about the issues surrounding globalization and challenge the current food system culture.

Sailing Circus Show Into the Water

During the Harbour Fair, Hawila also became the stage for an onboard circus show on climate change “Into the Water”, performed by a group of artists and environmental activists Acting for Climate, and a meeting point for those who want to embark for a debate on redefining our relationship with the environment around us. ”Into the Water” is a contemporary circus show aiming at raising ecological awareness as well as triggering a wider debate on sustainable development.

The show focused on the water as a scarce element that is being abused by the way the global economy shaped our patterns of behaviour and choices. Circus artists, actors, musicians, dancers, scientists, activists, visual artists, locals and sailors joined forces to bring awareness and inspire action towards a more sustainable way of life.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1925985354178091

About Acting for Climate

Acting for Climate is a group of young artists inspired by Piet Hein’s definition of art as ”the solution to the problems that cannot be formulated clearly before being resolved”, they want to use their art in the aim to achieve a sustainable future. Artists have an unique opportunity and responsibility to inspire action, joy, and change in relation to these challenges that concern us all. A4C wish to create a network of people, artists and activists that can work creatively on how to inspire change for a sustainable future. They intend to strengthen an expanding global network of action through interaction with local artists and activist. Acting for Climate is not just a group of performers, it is also a mindset introduced to the world.

As artists, they feel they have a responsibility to act on and talk about the challenges we see in our society.​