Of Activism and Care

Marla Gaiser

März / March - 2023

Universität der Künste Berlin

Bachelor of Arts


Climate change affects the entire globe and is the main crisis of our time. All over the world, activist methods are being used to try to persuade politicians to take action. The issue itself can lead to action and have a motivating effect, but can also lead to stress and trigger fears about the future, especially among younger generations. Emotions such as grief and anger can be paralysing, but also release energy that can be transformed into protests. “Calm in Crisis” aims to open a space to engage with climate feelings. Different levels of activism are communicated in 5 objects. Depending on the context, the objects can be used as recreational tools, protest tools, or to educate about the issue of climate feelings in the form of a workshop. Making the importance of climate activism visible is an essential part of Calm in Crisis, which aims to take action and fight powerlessness.