Across the Himalayan region, communities are experiencing myriad social, economic, and disaster-related impacts due to climate change. Climate+Change is an innovative, open-ended initiative to foster greater resiliency across the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region. A collaboration between GlacierWorks, founded by famed filmmaker and mountaineer David Breashears, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and Thinc, the original exhibit used Breashears’s spectacular photography along with stories of adaptation to climate change from mountain villages. The exhibit was a platform to convene stakeholders—scientists, officials, urban and rural people—for dialogue, workshops, and creative expressions of a changing human and physical landscape.
The 2014 six-month run in Kathmandu engaged tens of thousands of schoolchildren and more than 100,000 attendees, generating educational outreach, public art, and a broad discourse. The exhibit is currently on display at the Mountain Museum in Pokhara, Nepal.