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Photo: Alberto Guiliani
Alberto Giuliani, "Surviving humanity"

Ci.CLO Bienal'19 "Adaptation and Transition"

How can we contribute to transitioning towards a better adapted and more sustainable society? How can thought and artistic practices creatively expand discourse around these issues and translate thinking into action? Adaptation and Transition, the title of the first Ci.CLO Bienal Fotografia do Porto, suggests a dialogic relationship within the current context marked by social and environmental crisis. Being both a constructive and destructive force, we are drastically shifting the structure of our planet. It is an unavoidable challenge to adapt to a changing and increasingly uncontrollable environment, where all forms of life negotiate their survival. Adapting to transition is already an inevitability. Accepting and embarking on this transition is an opportunity for us to act. It is a matter of urgency to discover other ways of living in and interpreting the world. To continue on this evolutionary journey of adaptation and transition it is critical we reorganize our knowledge and perceptions, and explore new interactions and daily practices, to create symbiotic relationships between humans, other living beings and the earth. That is, establish alternative social, political and economic values that are ecologically sustainable.

CRI Distrabution, Omugo Refugee Settlement, Uganda, Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping, archival Giclée print from digital medium format, (2017).
Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping CRI Distrabution, Omugo Refugee Settlement, Uganda, (2017).
Loadshedding #2 , Kathmandu, Nepal, Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping, archival Giclée print from digital medium format, 2018
Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping Loadshedding #2 , Kathmandu, Nepal, (2018).