The Climate Portals Festival, which took place between the 25th October and 12th November 2021, took an inventive and intimate approach to the climate change debate, exploring the themes surrounding COP26 and providing a space for people from all walks of life to talk, spark ideas, share thoughts and experiences as if they’re in the same room.
The only one of its kind in the UK, the container was at the heart of the Climate Portals project, an ambitious arts collaboration between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Shared Studios, Harrison Parrott and Scottish Ballet.
Funded by the British Council, the project was part of the cultural programme in the build-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which was hosted in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021.
The golden portal situated at the Royal Conservatoire’s Renfrew St campus was just one of many portals scattered around the globe in destinations including Iraq, Mexico, Palestine, Rwanda and Uganda. Those who entered would be connected to another worldwide portal and, through art and conversation, engage with someone they would never have a chance to meet otherwise.