Culture for Action: The Climate Museum in New York City

The Climate Museum, located in New York City, is the first museum in the United States dedicated to the climate crisis. The Museum’s mission is to inspire action on climate change with programming across the arts and sciences that deepens understanding, builds connections, and advances just solutions. Dilshanie Perera and Anais Reyes will discuss the interdisciplinary work of the Museum, focusing on climate arts, community engagement, educational resources, and how cultural institutions can motivate collective action.


Dilshanie Perera

Dilshanie Pererais the Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in Climate and Inequality at the Climate Museum. During her doctoral research, Dilshanie conducted fieldwork in Bangladesh on uncertain weather, emergent risks, and long-standing structural dispossessions. Dilshanie holds a BA from the University of Chicago, an MA from the New School for Social Research, and a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University.


Anais Reyes

Anais Reyes

is the Exhibitions Associate at the Climate Museum. She has previously worked at the American Museum of Natural History, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with concentrations in curation and entrepreneurship, and is currently pursuing a post-baccalaureate certificate in ecology, climate, and social sciences at Columbia University.

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The lecture is part of the series „Zukunft mit Zukunft“ – read more.


Photo Credit for „Taking Action“: Sari Goodfriend