Fossil Free Culture
We are a feminist, grassroots collective working for climate justice.
We merge art and activism and blend them into disobedient acts that intervene in the structures of oppression. At the same time, we design processes that help us envision and manifest other possible worlds.
Since 2016, we have worked to eradicate fossil fuel sponsorship from the cultural sector in the Netherlands. Following our interventions, the Van Gogh Museum ended its sponsorship agreement with Shell in 2018, the Concertgebouw did the same in 2020, marking a landmark moment for Amsterdam: the city became host to the world’s first Fossil Free Museumplein.
We propose the term: Disobedient art, acts of disobedience that motivate through joy, desire and empathy. We design aesthetic experiences that are also boundary-pushing political interventions aiming to effectively transform reality.
We know that the same fossil-fueled power structures that are destroying life on earth are also responsible for colonialism, structural racism, heteropatriarchy, and other forms of oppression. Our long-term goal is to transform the cultural field so that it plays its proper part in dismantling those structures and creating new societies based on plenitude, reciprocity and resilience.
We envision plural regenerative societies based on plenitude, reciprocity and resilience. We believe art has an essential role to play in realising this vision, by printing its image into people’s hearts and minds.