Climate Culture Communications Lab

Climate Culture Communications Lab

„In dieser Ratlosigkeit des Denkens liegt auch die Chance, zu etwas anderem zu kommen – zur Verbindung von Kunst und Philosophie, die nicht mehr auflösbar ist… Nach dem Ende der Aufklärung bleibt nur noch die Kunst. Alles andere ist ruiniert, der Glaube und das Denken. Jetzt wird es möglich, das zusammenzubringen, was die Aufklärung so sorgsam getrennt hat.“
Heiner Müller

In 2012 the scientist Joachim Borner created the CCCLab to instigate a cultural response to climate change. With friends Jutta Franzen (web 2.0), Anne Mette, Martina Zienert (stakeholder communication), Sarah Sandring, Holger Kettner, Laura Geiger (directors), Gregory Cohen and Marcela de la Carrera, Kristin Meyer (artists), Claudio Silva (photographer).

CCCLab is now an international not-for-profit programme based in the KMGNE and UNESCO-workgroup for media and sustainability and with institutions in Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Mexiko based on the International Sommeruniversity for transmedia storytelling about transformations.

Working internationally, we bring artists, scientists and communicators together to stimulate the production of art founded in scientific research. Using creativity to innovate, we engage artists for their ability tu evolve and amplify a creative language, communicating on a human scale the urgency oft he global climate challenge.

The way that we live our lives has caused the climate to change and the solution to a potentially devastating reality has become a cultural challenge. CCCLab asks the best of our creative minds to respond to this challenge and to build a vision for a sustainable future.

CCCLab is a charitable organisation made possible through sponsorship, partnerships and donations. Please help support CCCLab and make a Carbon Zero Donation.

What we do

CCCLab works in partnership with scientific and cultural institutions to deliver an innovative climate communication programme of public engagement. We use the notion of expedition –  urban and conceptual – to interrogate the scientific, social and economic realities that lead to climate disruption, and to inspire the creation of climate focused art which is disseminated across a range of platforms – exhibitions, festivals, publications, digital media and film.

Why we do it

The cultural shift required to build sustainable cultures will require the engagement of our best creative minds to address the causes of climate change and envisage, design and communicate resilient futures. The aim is to challenge, provoke and inspire audiences to think differently about our relationship with each other and the natural systems we inhabit.


Kolleg für Management und Gestaltung nachhaltiger Entwicklung | Deutschland
ECOMOVE International | Deutschland/Brasil
Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano | Chile
Goethe-Institut | Deutschland
Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde |Deutschland
Adolf-Grimme- Institut
| Deutschland
Hochschule der Populären Künste Berlin | Deutschland
ANE – Akademie für nachhaltige Entwicklung MV | Alemanha
Universidad de Chile | Chile
Stiftung | Schweiz
Universidad las Americas | Chile
Universidad Technica Santa Maria Valparaiso | Chile
Chile Sustentable | Chile