Tate Modern Workshop

All Rise for the Planet With 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning

Image of a green forest from above

Forest Green, Markus Spiske

Join us in the year 2030 as a Citizens’ Jury considers legal responsibility for climate breakdown

The year is 2030. Scientists’ warnings from 2019 went unheeded and the consequences of climate destruction are now apparent. You are summoned for jury duty at the people’s court as the complicity of Governments, industry, the media, academia, art institutions, and the citizenry is explored, and their actions assessed in light of what they knew in 2019.

Part-theatre, part-art installation, part-people’s court, this ground-breaking event about climate justice and accountability will present testimonies, along with visuals and video installations, bringing this trial to life as an immersive experience. Overseen by a judge, it will then be up to you, the jury, to decide whether each party is guilty as charged. Join climate litigation charity Plan B, visual arts organisation 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Extinction Rebellion, Peoples’ Bureau, London College of Communication and True Name Theatre for the trial of our lives.


198 Contemporary Arts and Learning's mission is to advance public interest in the visual arts, as well as nurture and support the career of emerging, under-represented artists. We advocate for diversity within the visual arts and provide opportunities for those wishing to develop careers in the creative and cultural industries.

PLAN B is a charitable incorporated organisation which combines litigation and mobilisation to hold power to account for climate breakdown.

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.

Peoples' Bureau is an artist led space (and network) of exchange in skills and needs, It was set up in 2014 and run from a dedicated shopping cart in the Elephant & Castle shopping centre.

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Blavatnik Building, Level 5

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13–14 July 2019