Hermann Josef Hack

World Climate Refugee Camp, 2007 – 2010

Installation | Painted tarpaulin, string | Installation dimensions variable

In 1991, Hermann Josef Hack established the »Global Brain-storming Projects« as a communication platform for the humanities and sciences, research community, and the broad public in order to find solutions for the global challenges and presented the idea of a global network of researchers in the first interactive TV project at documenta IX in 1992. With his refugee camps made of more than a thousand miniature tents he makes the distress of those who have already lost their homes due to climate change visible at those places where the causes of global warming lie: on the market places and shopping streets of consumerist cities. His drawing book for climate refugees is a non-verbal form of communication that sensitizes us through the intercultural exchange of pictures and drawings to the social consequences of the climate catastrophe. Developed in cooperation with the German Relief Coalition (Deutschland Hilft e.V.), it exchanges children’s drawings internationally.


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Hermann Josef Hack (*1956 Bad Honnef, Germany) lives and works in Siegburg and Cologne, Germany.