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 BreashearsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.